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Frequently Asked Questions on Public Service Loan Forgiveness

NEA’s student debt experts have created tools designed to help educators through the PSLF application process. Check them out below!

The Public Service Loan Forgiveness program (PSLF) was created to cancel the remaining balance of federal student debt for workers who provide 10 years of public service while making 120 monthly payments on their federal student loans.

For too long, a handful of policymakers have weakened programs that were designed to help all Americans achieve a higher education, and enabled profiteers, including federal student loan servicers, to make a profit off the backs of students and educators. 

Our experts answered some of the most common questions about Public Service Loan Forgiveness.

Program Eligibility 

Application Process

Teacher Loan Forgiveness

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Other Student Debt Support

If you do not qualify for Public Service Loan Forgiveness, there are other opportunities for support. NEA’s student debt experts have created tools designed to help educators through the complicated student debt system.
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