Update on Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program

Equal Justice Works and the PSLF Coalition will host a webinar on August 3 on Public Service Loan Forgiveness waiver for higher education employees. To register for the webinar, click here.

In October 2021, the Department of Education made a much anticipated and welcome announcement concerning the overhaul of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF). The PSLF program was meant to provide debt relief to teachers, nurses, firefighters, military members, and other public service workers, by cancelling their loans after 10 years of service. Unfortunately, the program has been difficult to navigate and unwieldy for student borrowers. A limited PSLF waiver was announced that allows all payments by student borrowers to count towards PSLF regardless of loan program or payment plan. To receive this waiver, student borrowers must submit a PSLF form by October 31, 2022.