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Colleges and universities are using federal money from the American Rescue Plan to clear outstanding debts for students and recent graduates who enrolled in their institution on or after March 13, 2020. Both students and their respective institutions will benefit from this debt clearance, according to Chittenden. The debt clearance will enable students to continue with their education and pursue career goals, he writes. Meanwhile, institutions will be able to clear debts without tapping into their own finances.

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As things stand now, student loan borrowers are mostly barred from discharging their loans through bankruptcy. However, under the proposed FRESH START through Bankruptcy Act, borrowers can get their federal loan debts discharged if they prove that the debt caused “undue hardship” during the first 10 years of payment.

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South Iredell High School hosted more than 350 upcoming ninth graders on its campus for Freshman Transition Camp. Student ambassadors kicked off each day by sharing their “Top 10 Things I Wish I Had Known as a Freshman!” Their advice included important details like:

TikTok creator @niki_patton has seen a few dorm rooms since she’s entering her senior year of college. Her must haves include a cheap rug that you can leave behind when you move out, closet hangers, and extra storage bins.

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