TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Jul 30, 2019
After the Pubic Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF) fell short on enrollment, the American Bar Association is seeking data on the inner workings of the program and how to improve it. According to the Department of Education, only 1% of applicants have been granted forgiveness since the program began, and many are rejected due to a misunderstanding of the requirements. Although meant to encourage graduates to accept jobs in public service and reduce the gap in revenue between public and private service, the program has largely failed to deliver on these promises for most of its applicants. Take the PSLF survey here, and if you would like to share your experience with PSLF, email Eric Storey at eric.storey@americanbar.org.