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Published: Dec 02, 2022 5 min read
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Tens of millions of federal student loan borrowers eager to see their debts forgiven will be left in limbo until next spring.

On Thursday, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear arguments in a case that will determine the fate of President Joe Biden’s student loan forgiveness plan. The nation’s highest court will hear arguments in late February or early March, and a decision to allow or block the Biden Administration’s broad forgiveness plan is expected by June.

In the meantime, the Supreme Court said the program will remain on hold. Applications for student relief have been closed since Nov. 11, following a court order from a federal judge in Texas in a separate legal challenge. Days later, a federal appeals court issued a nationwide injunction, adding to the legal setbacks Biden’s plan faces.