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Student Loan Webinar

Please join our nation union Wednesday, January 19 for an important webinar to find out how AFSCME members can qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program.

Register for the webinar

PSLF is a federal student loan relief program established in 2007 and designed to encourage individuals to enter and continue to work full-time in public sector jobs. Participation in the program generally requires that the borrower have a federal Direct Loan, be employed by a qualified employer on a full-time basis and make 120 loan payments under a qualifying repayment plan. Upon meeting these requirements, the borrower’s loans are to be forgiven. The Department of Education has announced temporary changes to PSLF that expands the number of public service workers who are eligible for loan forgiveness. These changes will expire October 31, 2022, so make sure you don’t miss this opportunity.

Our union played an important role in advocating for the temporary PSLF changes. This members-only webinar will provide guidance on how to apply for PSLF and how to take advantage of the temporary changes. The webinar will be held on January 19 at 5 p.m. ET / 2 p.m. PT. You may register using the link below.

AFSCME is committed to providing up-to-date educational tools and resources to help members access student debt relief. For more information and student loan materials, please visit our Student Debt Resource page. Be sure to visit the site periodically as we will continue to post key updates as they come in.

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