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Legal Aid attorney weighs in on student loan forgiveness plan

Posted August 24, 2022
6:00 pm

Josh Rovenger, Esq., Senior Attorney at The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland, recently weighed in on the details of President Biden's student loan forgiveness plan.

While many people with loans are celebrating, there are still details that need to be worked out, including how different types of loans will be handled.

"There are a number of really important deadlines to be aware of moving forward, so the first is most borrowers are going to have to take some step to effectuate this cancellation," Rovenger said.

But for him, this is just a partial solution to a problem he says hasn't been systemically fixed.

"Cancellation may start to rectify some of the failures in the past. Looking forward, there needs to be broader conversations about the cost of admission at school," Rovenger added.

Watch the news clip and read the full article on WKYC: Kent State students react to Biden loan relief announcement | 

As a Senior Attorney with Legal Aid’s Economic Justice Practice Group, Josh handles cases concerning consumer issues, debt collection, unemployment compensation, and student loan discharge. He also works to educate student borrowers about their options, such as with this recent op-ed he penned on the topic of student loan cancellation.

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