On October 6, 2021, the U.S. Department of Education announced a new limited waiver opportunity for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program. Civil legal aid staff borrowers may receive credit for past payments that would not otherwise qualify for PSLF. Under the limited waiver, prior payments made on federal student loans will count as qualifying payments towards PSLF, regardless of loan type, repayment plan, or whether the payments were made in full or on time.
The SJC Standing Committee on Lawyer Well-Being recently offered a program: Public Service Loan Forgiveness Changes: What You Need to Know (11/17 with SJC Standing Committee, AccessLex, and MassAGO)
Additional information about PSLF Limited Waiver:
Mass.gov: PSLF Limited Waiver Opportunity
AccessLex: What You Need to Know About Returning to Repayment and The PSLF Limited Waiver