Tennessee AG Calls for DOE to Forgive Student Loans of Disabled Veterans - Articles

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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on May 24, 2019
Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III today joined a group of 51 attorneys general urging the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) to automatically forgive the student loans of veterans who became totally and permanently disabled in connection with their military service. The bipartisan coalition issued its letter as the country prepares to honor fallen troops on Memorial Day. Last year the DOE identified more than 42,000 veterans as eligible for student loan relief due to a service-related total and permanent disability, the Attorneys General note in their letter to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. Fewer than 9,000 of those veterans had applied to have their loans discharged by April 2018, however, and more than 25,000 had student loans in default.