If a deceased person still has outstanding student loans, the post-death status of those loans depends on what type of loan they are.
A person would almost have to be living under a rock not to know someone with student loans and that millions of Americans owe more than a trillion dollars in unpaid student loans. This debt has become a major social and political issue.
Many of the student loan debtors will pass away without having paid off all of the loans and that means their estates will have to deal with them. How estates have to deal with them depends on what type of student loan they are.