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With more than one in five families holding student loans — according to the most recent numbers from the Federal Reserve — a proposal by President Joe Biden’s administration to forgive some portion of higher-education debt could help the finances of a lot of people. And while removing debt from your balance sheet may be a good thing for you and your monthly budget in the long term, it might have an unexpected effect on your credit score in the short term.
While running for office in 2020, President Joe Biden pledged to cancel at least some amount of student-loan debt. So far, his administration has nixed debt for some public service workers, those with total and permanent disabilities, former Corinthian Colleges students and Marinello Schools of Beauty students. But the administration has not released details yet for canceling debt for the estimated 11.8 million borrowers with federal student loans who might qualify for relief.
Here’s what we know about how canceling your student loan debt could impact your credit score. For more, here’s what to do about inflation taking a bite out of your budget and nine credit-card mistakes to avoid.
What’s the difference between a credit report and a credit score?
Credit bureaus — Equifax, Experian and TransUnion are the big three — collect financial information from your creditors to create credit reports.