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Some student loan borrowers refusing to pay out of protest
« on: January 17, 2024, 01:35:09 am »
 January 16, 2024 4:33pm EST
Some student loan borrowers refusing to pay out of protest
Borrowers 'boycotting' repayment aim to pressure the government to cancel their debts

By Breck Dumas FOXBusiness

Millions of borrowers with existing student loans still have not made a payment since the bills resumed in October after a three-year hiatus, and some admit they are refusing to pay out of protest.

In an Intelligent.com survey conducted this month of 1,000 federal student loan borrowers, 25% said they had not made any payments at all, and 9% of those said they were holding off on paying their bills intentionally in an effort to pressure the government into canceling their debts.

Of the nearly one in 10 delinquent borrowers taking part in this "boycott" of student loan repayments, 44% said they believe their protest will lead to the cancellation of some federal student loan debt, while 28% think it is "likely" the boycott will convince the government to cancel all student loan debt, the survey found.

But even if no further debt cancellation comes from the boycott, most of the protesting borrowers believe their efforts will make an impact.

Eight-six percent told Intelligence.com it is "very" (45%) or "somewhat likely" (41%) that the boycott will draw attention to the student loan debt conversation. Sixty-four percent said they believe it is "highly" (32%) or "somewhat likely" (18%) that the boycott will help elect political candidates who believe in loan forgiveness.

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Re: Some student loan borrowers refusing to pay out of protest
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2024, 03:00:17 am »
Who was the dumb-ass who signed off on this in the first place?
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Re: Some student loan borrowers refusing to pay out of protest
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2024, 07:21:19 am »
Can they still garnish your wages?

I know they could still do that to people who wouldn’t pay their loans when I was going to college.
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Re: Some student loan borrowers refusing to pay out of protest
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2024, 09:28:55 pm »
Hey works for me, isn't one of the penalties for no payment that you are barred from receiving SS?

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Re: Some student loan borrowers refusing to pay out of protest
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2024, 09:30:13 pm »
This is a program that has outlived its usefulness.
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