student loans

Georgians owe a collective $68 billion in student loan debt.

Credit: GPB News File

The panel: 

David Schaefer, @BlancoBlau, research director, Georgia Budget & Policy Institute

Eric Sturgis, @EScoopStirgus, education editor, The Atlanta-Journal Constitution 

Maria Lumpkin, @mariaarvelo , Vice President for Strategic Initiatives & Chief Transformation Director, Stillman College

Patricia Murphy, @MurphyAJC, columnist, The Atlanta-Journal Constitution 


The breakdown:

1.  Where does Georgia stand when it comes to student loans? 

  • Eric Sturgis says that Georgians are at $68 billion in debt. 
  • Student loan payments have been suspended since the start of the pandemic in March 2020, but are slated to go back in effect on Sept. 1. 
  • David Schaefer says many older individuals are trying to clear debt, not just young borrowers. 

Schaefer on legislative session.

2. Communities of color borrow much more 

Maria Lumpkin on Black students getting student loans.

3. Will President Biden push to erase student loan debt?

4. Kemp to testify in the Fulton County probe. 

  • District Attorney Fani Willis is leading an investigation into Donald Trump’s attempt to overturn Georgia’s 2020 election. 

    • The governor will deliver a sworn video statement today. 

Patricia Murphy on the Fulton County probe.


Tuesday on Political Rewind: Host Bill Nigut returns.