WATCH: What student loan forgiveness means to these borrowers #shorts

President Joe Biden announced a plan for the federal government to forgive billions of dollars of student loan debt, where around 43 million borrowers could each see up to $20,000 of relief.

About 45 million people have student loans in the United States, according to the White House, owing a total of $1.6 trillion dollars.

The PBS NewsHour spoke to several student loan borrowers to see how Biden’s plan would affect them.

This piece was produced and edited by: Hannah Grabenstein, Tim McPhillips, Julia Griffin, Yasmeen Alamiri and Matt Rasnic.

WATCH: Student loan borrowers reflect on what Biden’s plan could mean for them

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