Student loan relief may be on the way for healthcare workers


FRONT LINES OF THIS PANDEMIC. >> I WOULD WELCOME ANY SUPPORT THEY ARE READY TO GIVE US. >> THIS RELIEF COULD TAKE THE FORM OF A STUDENT LOAN FORGIVENESS FOR MARLYN PANIAGUA. SHE IS AN ICU NURSE WORKING WITH COVID-19 PATIENTS IN OUR AREA. WHAT LAST MONTH WAS FOR YOU? >> THERE WERE VERY HAPPY TIMES WHEN SEEING PATIENTS YOU DON’T EXPECT TO RECOVER BEGIN TO RECOVER. BUT SURE THERE ARE VERY DIFFICULT, VERY SAD TIMES WHEN YOU SEE PATIENTS KISSING. >> PANIAGUA HAS RECEIVED HIS MARQUETTE IA DIPLME AND IS A DIPLME STUDENT AT HERZIN WHAT IS A BALLPARK ESTIMATE BETWEEN UNDERGRADUATE AND HIGH SCHOOL THAT YOU WILL LIKELY FINISH WHEN ALL IS SAID AND DONE? >> AH, RATHER NEAR $ 100.00 >> – >> BUT HIS FEDERAL STUDENT LOANS WILL BE FORGIVEN UNDER THE STUDENT LOAN FORGIVENESS ACT FOR FRONT-LINE HEALTH WORKERS. NEW YORK REPRESENTATIVE CAROLYN MALONEY PRESENTED BILL THAT WILL ALSO HELP PHYSICIANS, LABORATORY WORKERS AND OTHER HEALTHCARE WORKERS. >> I THINK IT IS VERY NOBLE. THIS WOULD HELP US TO BREATHE A LITTLE EASIER. WE HAVE A HOUSE THAT WE NEED TO PAY A MORE VIGILOUSLY IN ADDITION TO ALL OUR INVOICES, SO THIS WOULD REALLY HELP US BE ABLE TO CONTINUE TO ACHIEVE OUR GOALS.

Student loan relief could be on the way for frontline healthcare workers

U.S. Representative Carolyn Maloney introduced a bill

Relief may be on the way for healthcare workers with student loans. Continuing coverage: Coronavirus in Wisconsin The student loan forgiveness law for frontline healthcare workers would wipe out the student loan debts of men and women on the frontlines of this pandemic. US Representative Carolyn Maloney from New York introduced the bill that would help doctors, nurses, laboratory workers and other healthcare workers. Marlyn Paniagua is an intensive care nurse who works with COVID-19 patients in the Milwaukee area. In addition to her professional duties, she also does graduate studies at Herzing University. If this bill becomes law, she said it would be a huge relief for her family. “It would help us breathe a little easier. We have a house. We have to pay a mortgage on top of our bills, so it will help us continue to meet our goals,” said Paniagua. Sheldon Dutes of WISN 12 News a contacted Maloney for comment on non-health workers receiving help with their student loan debt, but his office had not responded by Friday afternoon. According to the Education Department, loan borrowers Federal students have the option to stop making monthly payments Sign up for WISNG’s coronavirus email alerts and receive last-minute alerts with the WISN 12 app. Follow us: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Youtube

Relief may be on the way for healthcare workers with student loans.

Continuous coverage: Coronavirus in Wisconsin

The frontline healthcare worker student loan forgiveness law would wipe out the student loan debts of men and women on the front lines of this pandemic.

US Representative Carolyn Maloney from New York introduced the bill that would help doctors, nurses, laboratory workers and other healthcare workers.

Marlyn Paniagua is an intensive care nurse who works with COVID-19 patients in the Milwaukee area.

In addition to her professional duties, she is also a student at Herzing University.

If this bill becomes law, she said it would be a huge relief for her family.

“It would help us breathe a little easier. We have a house. We have to pay a mortgage on top of our bills, so it will help us continue to meet our goals,” said Paniagua.

Sheldon Dutes of WISN 12 News reached out to Maloney for comment on non-health workers receiving help with their student loan debt, but his office did not respond on Friday afternoon.

According to the Department of Education, federal student loan borrowers have the option to stop making monthly payments.

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