As the Biden administration’s student debt relief proposal faces an uncertain fate in the U.S. Supreme Court, Congressional Republicans have proposed an alternative plan. The Lowering Education Costs and Debt Act is a package of five bills addressing the issues driving the cost of higher education and the increasing amounts of debt that students take on to attend school.

“Education is the closest thing to magic in America,” said Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., a cosponsor of the bill in the Senate. “Ensuring access to an affordable, high-quality education — from grade school to post-secondary — is the key to a brighter future. This groundbreaking, conservative package attacks the root cause of skyrocketing student loan debt, seeks to drive down the cost of education and sets all students up to succeed.”

The five bills include:

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