Loan plan reactions mixed; many students look forward to relief, but politicians are critical

CASPER — President Joe Biden’s recently announced student loan forgiveness plan could bring welcome relief to some students in Wyoming.

“It’s going to help a lot of our students,” Brandy Payne, Laramie County Community College financial aid director, said. “We needed relief in the wake of the pandemic.”

But some are skeptical.

Wyoming’s Sen. John Barrasso said in a statement Wednesday that the plan is “an insult to every American who played by the rules and worked hard to responsibly pay off their own debt.”

“This decision is also a boon for Biden’s wealthy supporters,” he said. “Once again, t...

 

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