Appeals court temporarily halts Biden's student loan relief plan

A federal appeals court on Friday temporarily blocked President Biden's student loan relief program

This was done because six Republican states bid to halt the program in court.

The decision comes a day after the trial court dismissed the states' suit,

in which it is argued that the Biden administration has

That overcame its entitlement with its plan to cancel up to $20,000 per person for more than 40 million people.

The order of the US Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit is a blow to millions of debtors who

Those who started applying after the application website went live this week.

What happens next: The Biden administration has until 6 p.m. EST on Monday to respond to the protests.