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Tuesday September 27th

Financial Aid


DTH Photo Illustration/Rebecca Du

Who qualifies for federal student loan forgiveness at UNC?

In August, the Biden Administration announced plans to cancel up to $20,000 of student loan debt for some borrowers, including that of current college students.  Factors that determine whether or not a student qualifies for forgiveness include when they took out a loan, how much money their parents make and the type of aid they receive while in college. According to the Department of Education, even some students who paid off their federal loans previously are eligible for a refund.

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DTH Photo Illustration. Biden announced student loan debt relief plan on Aug. 24, 2022.

Editorial: Student loans are paused – but we need more.

"We, as students, run the risk of fitting into one or more of these categories. While it's easy to just suggest that our student loans be forgiven, it's more important to note that education is simply too expensive and inaccessible for most Americans. At the same time, it is absolutely necessary to earning livable wages and having desirable career outcomes in today's economic climate."

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Column: Money doesn't buy happiness

"While having a lot of money can resolve a lot of your issues and provides many opportunities and experiences, I also want to remind people — particularly students — that their pursuit of happiness isn’t the same thing as their pursuit of wealth."

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Here's what upward mobility looks like in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro area

The Center for Economic Studies released a report last month studying the economic development that people go through from their childhood to their 30s. When it comes to Chapel Hill and Carrboro, the results were a little divided. Black children born to parents in the bottom quintile of household income have a 2.5 percent chance of raising to the top quintile of household income, compared with 10.6 percent for whites, according to the report.

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