Who We Are
The PSLF CT Campaign is a coalition of nonprofits, unions, and government agencies working to help thousands of public service workers get their loans forgiven.
About the Public Loan Service Forgiveness Waiver
In 2007 Congress created the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF) with the well-intentioned promise that anyone could get their debt erased if they worked for a nonprofit or government agency for a total of 10 years.
From 2007 to 2021 only 16,000 borrowers actually had their loans forgiven - barely 0.1% of eligible Americans. If borrowers didn’t get all their paperwork exactly right on the very first day of their public service job, their time in service didn’t count.
To fix this problem, the US Department of Education was able to make temporary adjustments to the PSLF program during the national emergency of Covid-19 crisis. And so, the PSLF Waiver was born.
While the White House has recently made new announcements about other forms of student loan forgiveness, the PSLF Waiver remains the largest opportunity for public sector workers.
Visit our Step-by-Step guide to learn how to apply today!
Some important facts for you to know:
No requirement for continuous service - any 10 years of service in any combination can count.
No income limit
No maximum amount of debt
No requirement to have graduated from the higher education program or even to have passed any classes
More federal loan types qualify for forgiveness
Past periods of repayment will now count whether or not you made a payment, made that payment on time, for the full amount due, or on a qualifying repayment plan.
Payments deferred during the pandemic count towards the 120 payments - even if you made no payments during this time
If you have even the slightest hope that you might qualify, check your eligibility immediately by using the Help Tool.
But you must act TODAY! The PSLF Waiver will expire October 31, 2022:
Student loan forgiveness available for public service workers
A coalition in Hartford is trying to get the word out about a federal student loan forgiveness program for public service workers in Connecticut, like teachers, police officers, and firefighters.
Deadline approaching for longtime public service workers to see student loan debt waived
If you’re a public service worker, you could have thousands of dollars in student loans forgiven.
In the News
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Coalition Launches Campaign To Help With Public Student Loan Forgiveness
The Student Loan Fund wants to make sure that a hundreds thousand Connecticut residents who qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program get the student loan forgiveness they are due.
Student Loan Fund and PSLFCT Coalition Partner with Summer, Tapping Technology to Improve Access to Public Service Loan Forgiveness for Thousands Across Connecticut
The opportunity presents significant upside as borrowers using Summer under the partnership navigate an average of $79,456 in student debt per person
Coalition Launches Campaign to Inform and Assist 110,000 Connecticut Public Service Workers With Student Loan Forgiveness in Advance of Impending Deadline
Over 110,000 Connecticut workers are eligible for loan forgiveness that averages over $60,000
Borrowers’ applications for the newly simplified program must be received by Oct 31st
Dan Haar: Barely known college debt forgiveness plan worth billions — with Oct. 31 deadline
While everyone who cares about college loans is talking about President Joe Biden’s debt relief plan, a separate, giant federal college loan forgiveness program is barely known, with less than six weeks left for people to apply.
Face the Facts: Who's Eligible for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Waiver?
The executive director of the Student Loan Fund explains who is eligible for the public service loan forgiveness waiver ahead of the Oct. 31 deadline.
Coalición lanza campaña para informar a trabajadores públicos de Connecticut sobre condonación de préstamos estudiantiles
Más de 110,000 trabajadores de Connecticut son elegibles para una cancelación de préstamos estudiantiles que promedia más de $60,000. Las solicitudes de los prestatarios para el nuevo programa simplificado deben recibirse antes del 31 de octubre.