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With the reveal of a new student loan forgiveness website, the Education Department has said borrowers who apply in October could have a chunk of their debt wiped out as soon as November. Also in the news: Notes from Georgia’s gubernatorial debate and a look at inside calls for diversity at the NFL owners meeting.

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Student loan forgiveness website goes live

The form to apply for President Joe Biden’s one-time student loan debt forgiveness is now online. Borrowers can submit their applications here. Borrowers are eligible to receive $10,000 or $20,000 in debt relief depending on their income and whether they received a Pell Grant in college. The feds have encouraged borrowers to file their forms by Nov. 15 if they want to see their balances shrink before the end of a freeze on payments that began during the pandemic and ends in January. Read more

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