Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program

If you work full-time in a public service job, you may qualify for Public Service Loan Forgiveness!

 

 What is the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program?

The PSLF Program is intended to encourage individuals to enter and continue to work full-time in public service jobs. Under this program, you may qualify for forgiveness of the remaining balance due on your William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program (Direct Loan Program) loans after you have made 120 qualifying payments on those loans while employed full-time by certain public service employers. Since you must make 120 qualifying payments on your eligible federal student loans after October 1, 2007 before you qualify for the loan forgiveness, the first forgiveness of loan balances will not be granted until October 2017. (information provided by studentaid.ed.gov, to learn more about the PSLF program, and to find out if you might qualify, visit: studentaid.gov)