Congress is negotiating an extension of COVID-19 relief for student loan borrowers. Lawmakers need to hear from Americans whose student debt burden is compounded by the economic impact of the pandemic.
We are sad to say that the COVID-19 crisis is worse than ever. For Americans with student debt, the financial challenges are growing more dire each and every day. We are deeply concerned about the grim predictions about growing health risks, the state of the economy, job losses, and more.
In the spring, the country had yet to experience the full impact of the COVID-19 crisis. Nearly 40,000 people with student debt took our first survey then. Their voices assisted us in making sense of the rapidly changing situation. Our critical findings were shared with lawmakers and journalists in the effort to strengthen emergency student loan relief policies.
Today, we ask that you lend your voice to the second round of surveys. You probably noticed rules around student loans temporarily changed in response to the pandemic. Those rules are due to change again — which means more confusion and hardship for borrowers.
Every day, we’re working with leaders on behalf of people impacted by student debt. We’ve gathered more than one million petition signatures, sent more than half a million letters to Congress, and had tens of thousands of people join our Emergency Tele-Town Halls. We’ve accomplished a lot, but we need your help to keep pushing for lasting student debt reform.
Executive Director – Student Debt Crisis
Student Debt Crisis (SDC) is a non-profit 501(c)(4) organization committed to the fundamental reform of our nation’s student debt and higher education loan policies. SDC fights hard on two fronts: one, working directly with borrowers to help them navigate the bewildering and frustrating loan repayment system – and two, advocating for lasting and meaningful change through advocacy work and the lobbying of national and state legislators.