As federal government eases COVID-19 rules, Biden cites pandemic ’emergency’ to cancel student debt | Just The News

Under the HEROES Act legislation, which became law in 2003, the Secretary of Education has “waiver authority to respond to a war or other military operation or national emergency.” The secretary “may waive or modify any statutory or regulatory provision applicable to the student financial assistance programs under title IV of the Act as the secretary deems necessary in connection with a war or other military operation or national emergency.”

As federal government eases COVID-19 rules, Biden cites pandemic ’emergency’ to cancel student debt | Just The News