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Equal Justice Works is a leading member of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Coalition, committed to supporting PSLF
Washington, D.C., January 5, 2022—Equal Justice Works, the nation’s largest facilitator of opportunities in public interest law, today announced it will host a monthly webinar series as part of the PSLF Coalition to share information about earning Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) and the Department of Education’s Temporary Waiver. A panel of experts from Equal Justice Works and the PSLF Coalition will guide the conversations and answer questions from borrowers enrolled in the PSLF program.
PSLF is the only educational debt program specifically targeted at public service professionals, designed to make a career in public service possible. This fall, the Department of Education announced an overhaul of the PSLF program, implementing a limited waiver that will enable over 550,000 borrowers to get credit for additional loan repayments and enable approximately 22,000 borrowers to obtain complete loan forgiveness up until Oct. 31, 2022.
“Public service professionals are the backbone of our society. For those individuals who continued their education in pursuit of a career in public health, public education, and public safety, PSLF is a critical program to attract and retain professionals where they’re needed most.” said Aoife Delargy Lowe, Vice President of Law School Engagement & Advocacy at Equal Justice Works. “With the Department of Education’s overhaul underway, our focus now is to ensure that eligible public service professionals are aware of the October deadline and know how to take the necessary steps to earn and receive the educational debt forgiveness they are owed.”
The PSLF Coalition is made up of over 90 nonprofit and public service organizations committed to supporting PSLF. Together, the Coalition members work to ensure that lawmakers know how important PSLF is to the people who work in public safety, education, and health in communities across the United States.
Webinars will take place on the first Wednesday of every month at 12 p.m. ET. The first webinar of 2022 will take place today. To register for today’s webinar and stay informed on the status of PSLF, visit pslfcoalition.org/temporary-waiver.
About Equal Justice Works
Equal Justice Works is the nation’s largest facilitator of opportunities in public interest law. We bring together an extensive network of law students, lawyers, legal services organizations, and supporters to promote a lifelong commitment to public service and equal justice. Following their Fellowships, more than 85% of our Fellows remain in public service positions, continuing to pursue equal justice for underserved communities across the country.
About PSLF Coalition
The PSLF Coalition consists of over 90 organizations committed to supporting Public Service Loan Forgiveness. PSLF is the only educational debt program specifically targeted at public service professionals. For those with the passion and qualifying education, but also educational debt, PSLF makes a career in public service possible.
In the face of COVID-19, we recognize that many who are on the frontlines fighting to protect and support our communities are our public service professionals: those working in public health, public safety, and public education. These public service professionals include first responders, nurses, and doctors, who are all putting their lives on the line to care for us. Teachers who are working to ensure that learning can continue and school counselors who are finding new ways to connect with and support students. As well as social workers, firefighters, and legal aid lawyers who are supporting the safety and wellbeing of communities.
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