Student loan website down for some users, according to social media
(KRON) – The Federal Student Aid website is apparently experiencing delays for some users due to a high volume of interest following Wednesday’s announcement that the Biden administration plans to cancel some $1.6 US debt trillion dollars in student loans. A banner at top of the site Wednesday read, “Many people are interested in our website. Therefore, some pages may take longer to display than usual. Thank you for your patience.”
President Joe Biden’s plan calls for thousands of loan cancellations for people earning less than $125,000 a year. For students who attended college on a Pell grant, $20,000 will be forgiven. Others who did not receive this grant will have $10,000 of their debt wiped out.
The strong interest in Biden’s announcement apparently led to problems with the website. Social media users on Twitter reported issues with the website with a user with the handle @diviroxx writing, “Biden cancels 10,000 and 20,000 student loans. Student loan website can’t handle it…”
Another user with the handle @biskywalkers posted “I’m about to find out whether or not I owe $10,000 or just $600 in student debt and fafsa won’t let me access their website.”
“Student loan websites appear to be minutes away from crashing,” the user wrote. @stunior4342.
KRON4 attempted to load the Federal Student Loans website on Wednesday morning and found that it loaded successfully after some delay.