A US judge in Texas on Thursday blocked President Joe Biden's plan to forgive millions of borrowers' federal student loans.

A different case examined by six states was considered in a government petitions court in St. Louis.

He added: “The court is not blind to the current political divisions in our country.

But it is fundamental to the survival of our republic that the separation of powers enshrined in our Constitution be preserved.

Pell Grant recipients, who typically demonstrate more financial need, will receive an additional $10,000 in loan forgiveness.

The cancellation applies to federal student loans used to attend undergraduate and graduate school along with Parent PLUS loans.

While the moratorium temporarily prevents the administration from actually repaying the loan.

The White House encouraged borrowers to continue applying for relief.

By the end of October, more than 22 million borrowers had applied for debt relief.