Policy Updates

Take Steps to Access PSLF Via Temporary Waiver. Many Social Workers May Now Qualify.

Waiver Expires October 31, 2022 Waiver Expires October 31, 2022 Waiver Expires October 31, 2022

For a limited time, current student borrowers may receive credit for past periods of repayment on student loans that would otherwise not qualify for Public Service Loan Forgiveness through a temporary limited waiver to the PSLF program. The PSLF Coalition, of which NASW is an active member, developed a fact sheet on the PSLF temporary waiver. This fact sheet includes detailed information about how to access the temporary waiver, which expires on October 31, 2022. Borrowers may certify previous public service employment, and many public service professionals may now qualify for the PSLF program, to include individuals submitting first-time applications, as well as applicants who were previously denied forgiveness. We encourage social workers to take the necessary steps to certify their public service employment and inquire about eligibility for the waiver before the October deadline. Stay up to date on student loan debt relief.

Monthly Webinars on Temporary Waiver
The PSLF Coalition is hosting monthly webinars to educate borrowers about the temporary waiver and answer questions about the PSLF program. Register for upcoming webinars, which take place on the first Wednesday of the month from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET. The next webinar is March 2. View past webinars.