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February 20, 2020

WESLEY WHISTLE: New Data Shows Progress For Public Service Loan Forgiveness

"The Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program has continued to receive attention for high rejection rates. Of course, that doesn’t tell the full story as most of the rejections are due to applicants not qualifying for the program—at least not yet. New data released from the Department of Education show progress for the programs with many borrowers receiving relief."

February 11, 2020

KELLY MCCARRON, PsyD: Public Service Loan Forgiveness – Success!

"I am now debt-free, thanks to successful completion of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program, and writing to share my story in case it helps others."

October 10, 2019

DINA KASTNER: NASW Staff Attends Hearing on Capitol Hill Examining Failed Implementation of PSLF Program

"Yael Shavit, assistant attorney general of Massachusetts, discussed the serious concerns her office has about implementation of PSLF. It is a program that is critical to borrowers and society at large."

October 03, 2019

DANIELLE DOUGLAS-GABRIEL: New York sues student loan company over debt forgiveness for those in public service

“Despite a decade of honorable public service to our state and this nation, hard-working New Yorkers have been left with nothing but the runaround and broken promises”

September 16, 2019

NICOLE MARTIN: Using Data Visualizations And Infographics To Show The Student Debt Crisis In The U.S.

"This infographic shows the shocking the amount of student debt in the nation has risen to. The total number comes to $1,011,654,459,649. With 37 million Americans having some kind of student debt and 27% of those are behind in payments."

July 11, 2019

CHRIS ARNOLD: Broken Promises: Teachers Sue U.S. Over Student Loans That Weren't Forgiven

"The American Federation of Teachers filed the lawsuit Thursday in federal court. In the complaint obtained by NPR, the union is asking the court to order the department to fix the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program so that it meets legal standards. It's also asking the department to come up with an appeals process for people who believe they have been treated unfairly."

June 17, 2019

MARY ELLEN FLANNERY: The Faces of Public Service Loan Forgiveness

“You shouldn’t need a law degree to figure this out.”

May 23, 2019

KIMBERLY HEFLING: Inside the hot mess that's the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program

"Only about 1 percent of the teachers, nurses, public defenders, military personnel and other public servants applying for student loan relief under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program are succeeding. That leaves tens of thousands of frustrated borrowers with student loans they thought would be forgiven after they worked a decade on the job."

April 29, 2019

COLLIN BINKLEY: Lawmakers debate future of loan relief for public workers

"As of December, just 338 public workers had been granted loan forgiveness out of nearly 54,000 applicants, according to recently released department data".

April 23, 2019

Tim Kaine and Randi Weingarten: The sabotage of public service student loan forgiveness

"Public service transcends politics. It's one of the greatest reflections of American values, and Public Service Loan Forgiveness is a promise worth our continued investment so the great tradition of service in this country can move forward without enforcing a lifetime sentence of debt."

April 12, 2019

Ron Lieber: Your Student Loan Servicer Will Call You Back in a Year. Sorry.

"A bill introduced in the Senate on Thursday could simplify the program. Senator Tim Kaine, Democrat of Virginia, who helped coordinate the proposal for that $700 million-plus in fix-it money, also helped lead the effort on proposed legislation that would allow every federal loan and every federal repayment plan to qualify for the program."

April 19, 2018

"Like many of my classmates, I enrolled at University of Tennessee College of Law because I wanted to help others..."

April 17, 2018

"I am proud to serve families in Greenville and throughout South Carolina.  Connecting young children with the health, legal, and education services they need ignites my passion for this work every day...."

February 16, 2018

Jennifer M. Flaherty: Bill that eliminates loan forgiveness for public service employees can hurt public health

"Congress has a chance to safeguard the health of children and families across Virginia..."

January 10, 2018

"I am a first-generation college graduate and the first in my big southern family to receive a doctorate degree..."

September 01, 2017

"Loan forgiveness is a way of saying, ‘We know you had a choice when you went into this career, and you chose to do something to better the country and fill a need..."

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