DES MOINES, IOWA (September 12, 2022) — Governor Kim Reynolds, along with 21 other Governors, has sent a letter to President Biden vehemently opposing his plan to forgive federal student loans for millions of Americans.

“We support making higher education more affordable and accessible for students, but not at the expense of the American tax-payers,” said Gov Reynolds. “Your plan will encourage more student borrowing, incentivize higher tuition rates, and drive-up inflation even further. These outcomes hurt everyone, but none more so than the millions of working-class Americans who’ve already paid off their loans or chosen not to borrow.”

Currently, an estimated 16-17% of Americans have federal student loan debt that would be forgiven under the Biden Administration’s plan, shifting the burden of cost to each American tax-payer to the tune of more than $2,000 or $16 billion in total.

“Rather than addressing the high cost of tuition for higher education or working to lower interest rates for student loans, your plan kicks the can down the road and makes today’s problems worse for tomorrow’s students,” said Gov Reynolds.

The Governors request the President immediately withdraw his student loan plan. You can read the full letter here.

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