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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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New PSLF Provision For Borrowers on Wrong Repayment Plan

President Donald Trump signed the spending bill on Friday March 23, 2018, which includes a new PSLF provision that allows some borrowers who were on the wrong repayment plan to have a second chance to apply for PSLF. Finally a more »

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