• Molly Callahan

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    Molly Callahan began her career at a small, family-owned newspaper where the newsroom housed computers that used floppy disks. Since then, her work has been picked up by the Associated Press and recognized by the Connecticut chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. In 2016, she moved into a communications role at Northeastern University as part of its News@Northeastern reporting team. When she's not writing, Molly can be found rock climbing, biking around the city, or hanging out with her fiancée, Morgan, and their cat, Junie B. Jones. Profile

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There are 5 comments on Supreme Court Strikes Down Biden’s Student-Loan Debt Forgiveness Plan

  1. Bu was overjoyed to charge full price for online covid years but now is lamenting that students will have to repay their debts. Or they, you know, could reduce their tuition. Haha

  2. I paid my for my own education at BU and surely should NOT be burdened with paying for anyone else’s loan.

    You borrow the money, you repay the money. Mortgage and credit card companies do not loan money with the ideal of forgiveness in mind, otherwise, it’s a failed business model and you’ll be out of business. Why should taxpayers bear the brunt of poor decisions where people borrow more than they can afford. I’d love to buy a Ferrari but guess what, I can’t afford one so I don’t borrow money and then say – taxpayer go pay for my impetuous poor decision. American tax dollars should not be used to pay off student loans when there are so many other issues to address – rampant crime, drug abuse, mental health, veterans care, homelessness, the list goes on and on.

    You want a four year degreee? Attend a school that you can afford within the means of what career you choose. If the institution isn’t going to give you a full ride or enough scholarship money that will allow you to afford attending, there are so many other options. Don’t apply to BU or Harvard and borrow the full amount and then find a career that only pays $60,000 a year. That bad decision is on the student and their parents.

    If the elite schools want to have these students attend. Then either give them the money from your fat endowments or how about not making higher education so expensive – the rate of higher education cost is so disproportionate from CPI it’s laughable if it wasn’t so sad.


  3. “delivering a devastating blow ”

    Take out loan. Pay back loan. What is the mystery?
    They know what they’re getting into when they agree
    to the tuition. On the other hand, Maybe if colleges
    didn’t charge obscene amounts of money to attend
    it would be more palatable ?

  4. A Supreme Court that blocks Executive overreach is a very good thing for everyone.

    Remember, Nancy Pelosi said about presidential power to cancel debt that,

    “The president can’t do it, so that’s not even a discussion. Not everyone realizes that, but the president can only postpone, delay- but not forgive.”

    If this administration wants to forgive debt, they can do it the legal way through Congress.

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