Statement by ACE President Ted Mitchell on the Administration’s Plan to Forgive Student Loans for Disabled Veterans
August 21, 2019

"We applaud the long overdue action taken today by the administration to cancel the federal student loan debt owed by totally and permanently disabled veterans.

This announcement means that nearly 40,000 disabled veterans—including 25,000 already in default on their loans—will get the benefits that were promised. This is welcome news for these American heroes. Thanks go out to the members of Congress, Veterans Education Success and other veterans groups, and the broad bipartisan coalition that have pressed this issue.

While we commend the administration, we will continue to call on it to take action to address the similarly egregious loan cancellation problems in the Public Service Loan Forgiveness and TEACH Grant programs."

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