The U.S. Department of Education (ED) Explains How to Qualify for PSLF

Once again, we have another blog post from Homeroom, “The Official Blog of The U.S. Department of Education,” explaining “How to Qualify for Public Service Loan Forgiveness” (

It’s from the same author, as the previous post on the 5 “Q’s” of PSLF (see our post on it here: The short bio for the author is also on this most recent blog post, which student loan borrowers awaiting PSLF may find reassuring: “Ian Foss has worked as a program specialist for the Department of Education since 2010. He’s scheduled to be eligible for Public Service Loan Forgiveness on October 6, 2021, if all goes according to plan.” Yep, the ED is a PSLF-qualifying employer.

Interestingly, the blog post starts off by saying what we’ve been saying for a long time: “Everyone wants their student loans forgiven. The perception is that very few qualify. But did you know that there is one broad, employment-based forgiveness program for federal student loans? (bolded emphasis is ours).” Many more people may qualify for PSLF if they line their ducks up, but don’t do so out of ignorance.

If you need help figuring out what you need to qualify for PSLF, read up on the ED’s brief summary of requirements here:

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