Arizona Interest in Student Loan Forgiveness is Low

With all the discussion surrounding President Biden’s plan to cancel a portion of student debt, My eLearning World has released a new report analyzing interest in student loan forgiveness across all 50 states. 

By combining search trends with publicly available demographic data, researchers found that interest in canceling student debt has increased dramatically post Covid.

Here are some highlights of the report:
States most interested in student debt cancellation

  1. South Dakota
  2. Montana
  3. Pennsylvania
  4. Illinois
  5. Ohio
  6. Iowa
  7. Minnesota
  8. Idaho
  9. Wisconsin
  10. Michigan

States showing the least interest:

  1. Mississippi
  2. Alabama
  3. Maryland
  4. Arkansas
  5. Tennessee
  6. Oklahoma
  7. Louisiana
  8. Arizona
  9. Indiana
  10. Vermont

Other key findings:

  • States in the northern half of the US have seen the largest increase in interest in student loan forgiveness since the onset of the pandemic
  • There appears to be no correlation between cost of living and increased interest in student loan forgiveness
  • The Erie, PA metro area saw the largest increase in student loan forgiveness in the entire country, followed by Macon, GA, Watertown, NY, Parkersburg, WV, and Binghamton, NY.

You can view the report, along with charts and graphs, here: