In November, the Department of Education erroneously sent out emails to 9 million student loan borrowers with the subject line “Your Student Loan Debt Relief Application Has Been Approved”. The correct subject line should be “Update on Student Loan Debt Relief and the Status of Your Application”, as a number of lawsuits are filed challenging the legality of student loan debt relief. At this point, no further student loan relief applications can be processed or approved unless given explicit instruction from a court. Rest assured, however, that the content of the initial email is accurate. All eligible borrowers have been sent another follow-up email clarifying that the initial email was sent in error. If you received both emails, your application has been received by the Department of Education and there is no further action you need to take at this time.
Source: US Department of Education (11/23/22), CNBC (12/16/22)