Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) allows borrowers to earn forgiveness of federal student loans after making 10 years of on-time monthly payments while working full-time in a public service position. We hear from countless law students and lawyers how critical PSLF is to making their public interest careers possible, but there is little hard data on who relies on the program and its impact. You can help by filling out this very quick survey to show the impact the ability to earn forgiveness has on your career plans.
This data will be invaluable in helping Equal Justice Works and a coalition of interested groups advocate to preserve Public Service Loan Forgiveness. PSLF is currently being challenged by groups alleging that it contributes to rising tuition and unfairly benefits professional and graduate students, including lawyers, doctors, and social workers. The Obama Administration has recommended capping PSLF at the undergraduate loan limit (currently at $57,500) and the House Republican budget assumes the complete elimination of PSLF.
Your responses will be aggregated for confidentiality. You also have the option to share your personal story in the survey if you would like to provide anecdotal evidence on the importance of PSLF to your career. You can also let us know if you would like to be contacted about additional steps you can take to advocate for PSLF.
Please complete the survey as soon as possible -- Congress may act anytime. Thank you for your help on this urgent issue!
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