Are your students interested in pursuing a public service career? Many students intend to work in the public interest but soon find that high educational debt pushes them toward higher paying options. Help your students stay the course and pursue their dreams.
Equal Justice Works has played a leading role in advocating for and shaping educational debt relief programs that can help public interest graduates manage seemingly insurmountable educational debt.
Knowing about assistance and relief options that help manage and ease educational debt will help your students continue on their chosen path of public interest. But there are steps that should be taken now -- before they borrow and while they are still in school -- to ensure they can qualify for and take full advantage of available relief, including Income-Based Repayment and Public Service Loan Forgiveness, as well as how to use Loan Repayment Assistance Programs (LRAPs) available from schools, employers and government.
You can help them get there! Learning about these programs is crucial to advising students and graduates on how to borrow wisely and ensuring they're taking the right steps.
We offer a wealth of information to help you understand the requirements of repayment assistance, relief and forgiveness programs. We have information on:
Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
One of the most significant breakthroughs in a generation for those working in public service positions. Find out how your graduates can earn forgiveness in 10 years by working in public service.
Income-Based Repayment (IBR)
If your graduates have high educational debt relative to their income, they may be able to substantially reduce monthly student loan payments through Income-Based Repayment.
Loan Repayment Assistance Programs (LRAPs)
Find out about how graduates may be able to use these programs often offered by schools, employers, states and the federal government to help manage educational debt.
PLUS: Find out how you can advocate for your school to support students and alumni who pursue public interest work.
Our new ebook, Take Control of Your Future, offers a range of information and guidance, from borrowing through repayment and relief programs, so your students can manage their educational debt and take control of their future!
Free Interactive Webinars
Learn how each type of relief program works; and how they can work together: LRAPs can provide funds to make lowered, income-based monthly payments while working toward Public Service Loan Forgiveness!
Register to attend one of our interactive webinars on educational debt relief programs to get started now!
Your students will be able to pursue their dreams of serving the public interest and make the most of their experience, during school and after graduation, knowing that relief is available.