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Apply for PSLF: Submit your Employer Certification Form

Step 4


Before taking the final step and applying, have you:

  1. Determined if your employers are eligible? 

  2. Identified what kind of federal loans you have? 

  3. Consolidated your loans if applicable?

If you have worked in the public service, such as the federal, state, or local government employment or working for a non-profit, you will need to certify that employment. You can do this at any point, but we recommend doing it annually. To benefit from the temporary changes to PSLF, make sure you certify your employment by October 31, 2022.

How to certify your employment and submit your PSLF Form?

Watch an info video here or see the instructions below.


Go to the federal government’s website and navigate to the PSLF Help Tool.

You will need to log in using your FSA ID to start. If you do not have an FSA ID, create one. 


Use the PSLF Help Tool to generate a PSLF Form

The Tool will guide you through the process.


Have your employer sign the PSLF Form

Navigating the Tool will result in a PDF that you must print, sign, and have your employer sign to verify your periods of employment.

TIP: If you have had multiple employers since October of 2007, be sure to submit a PSLF Form for every qualifying employer you’ve worked for.


Submit your PSLF Form

You may mail the form to MOHELA at this address: 
U.S. Department of Education 
633 Spirit Drive 
Chesterfield, MO 63005-1243 

You may also fax your PSLF form to MOHELA at 866-222-7060. 

Have more questions? Visit our Frequently Asked Questions. 

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