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American Bar Association PSLF Case Gets Moving

The ABA is continuing its fight against the Department of Education, filing a preliminary injunction on September 11, 2018. The injunction will stop the Department of Education from using its “changed interpretation” of PSLF and reinstate the ABA as a more »

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“Employee” definition for PSLF & Independent Contractors: Department of Education vs IRS?

It seems like we have been receiving lots of comments about the definition of “employee” for PSLF purposes. Some commenters have argued that the IRS definition of employee should control, so let’s parse through the comments. From Joshua R.I. Cohen more »

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The Evolving PSLF Employment Certification Form & Independent Contractors

Through the years, the PSLF Employment Certification Form (ECF) has received further clarification of independent contractors and how exactly they fit within the PSLF rules. In the earliest PSLF ECF (Exp. Date 11/30/2014), there was little guidance concerning independent contractors, more »

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ABA Lawsuit: A Non-Update

Well, it looks like the ABA lawsuit is crawling along still. The last filing was in early March 2018, where the ABA was urging the court to hurry up schedule a status conference or alternatively, oral argument. The ABA also more »

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It’s Here! Temporary Expanded Public Service Loan Forgiveness (TEPSLF)

See official ED link here: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service/temporary-expanded-public-service-loan-forgiveness Press release here: https://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/us-department-education-announces-opportunity-federal-student-loan-borrowers-be-reconsidered-public-service-loan-forgiveness The unlucky ones are now in luck! There’s a limited, temporary PSLF for those who were on the wrong repayment plan. If you have applied for PSLF, but you were denied PSLF more »

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