Friday, May 6, 2016

Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Act, an update

I first posted about the Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Act a few years ago,

I have not seen many new updates on it since and the U.S. Department of Education is still the go-to place for the latest and more accurate information.  As any "Act" it subject to politics.  But, as an American, we get to influence politics with voting and calling our representatives.

The U.S. Department of Education does not start accepting the PSLF forms until 2017, but 2017 is only a year away.

In the mean time, if you work in public service ('cause I imagine some of your reading this are integrative health care practitioners) and have large student loans, here are those links to learn more about the Act and how you may or may not qualify and all the paperwork you need to get in order now:

official site, U.S. Department of Education
my previous blogpost on the subject with more resource links

More articles to read about how it works from the non-profit Equal Justice Works
Part 1
Part 2

And, if you happen to be in Washington state, someone will be presenting on this subject at the East Asian Medicine state association (WEAMA) semi-annual meeting May 15th.  You can go to their website for the agenda and register to attend.

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