(CNN) - President Obama is expected to announce a new plan to give borrowers some relief from crushing student loan debt.
A White House official says the president will expand the criteria for an alternative repayment program.
The program would cap monthly payments for certain federal student loans at 10 percent of a borrower's discretionary income, which would allow an additional 5 million borrowers to qualify.
Designed to help borrowers struggling under the weight of student loans, the alternative payment programs include forgiveness programs for on-time payments and public sector employees.
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