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US Dept of Education Overhaul of PSLF

The US Department of Education has announced in its press release today some major improvements to the PSLF program. Let’s get a breakdown: A limited PSLF waiver (StudentAid.gov/PSLFWaiver)This allows all payments by student borrowers to count toward PSLF, regardless of more »

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Upcoming Fixes to PSLF

According to NPR and their Department of Education source, PSLF will have a few changes coming up next week: Did you make payments on disqualified loans like FFEL loans? You can count it, for a limited time, if you apply more »

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PSLF: Clergy & Religious Workers Qualify

Back in August 2020, the Department of Education issued Final Regulations, which allowed PSLF applicants to count their hours spent on religious activities (see our previous post, mostly the same as below). Now those regulations are effective today, July 1, more »

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PSLF Quarterly Data

We’re seeing new data from Federal Student Aid (FSA) for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program. See statistics here. In the past, several news articles have covered the abysmal PSLF approval rates. Now we see FSA has taken a more »

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COVID-19: PSLF Forgiveness and Eligibility

The COVID-19 relief measures have helped student borrowers save money during the suspended payment period beginning March 13, 2020- September 30, 2021. But what if your PSLF forgiveness period occurs during COVID-19 suspension? You hit the 120 monthly payments for more »

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3 Possible Areas of Student Loan Forgiveness

During the US Senate Committee on Heath, Education, Labor & Pensions hearing for the nomination of James Kvaal to serve as Undersecretary of Education on April 15, 2021, we saw a few Congress members ask Mr. Kvaal questions about the more »

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PSLF Approval Statistics in 2020

In the latest release of PSLF statistics from the Department of Education, we see that the number of unique borrowers with PSLF discharges processed as of November 2020 is…3,776. To us, that sounds a bit low, but keep in mind more »

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PSLF Tracking & Application

FedLoan Servicing, the official loan servicer for PSLF, has once again updated their PSLF tracking page. Now, you can see more clearly just how many qualifying payments you’ve made, how many could potentially qualify if you certify your employment, and more »

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PSLF & Rising Income

Did you know that if your income increases while you’re on IDR and PSLF, your monthly payment amount will also increases? Let’s take a look at an estimate of forgiveness based on adjusted gross income and overall federal student loan more »

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ED Official Blog: COVID-19 and PSLF

For those of you who didn’t know, the Department of Education has an official blog! It recently covered some COVID-19 and PSLF issues and we thought it was a good summary. The infographics are also very helpful, especially in determining more »

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