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Employees can qualify for loan forgiveness program

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story was updated on April 4, 2024 to reflect changes in how to submit Public Service Loan Forgiveness forms.

As student loan repayments resumed Oct. 1, Indiana University employees should be aware the university is a qualifying organization for the federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program, which forgives a specific type of student loan for people who meet certain conditions.

“For those IU employees who face the challenge of student loan repayment, an added benefit to working here is the opportunity to take advantage of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program,” said Phil Schuman, IU’s executive director of financial wellness and education. “Being a part of the program can help reduce your loan obligation on both a monthly and long-term basis and allow the opportunity to lower your financial stress and strengthen your financial security moving forward.”

The Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program is run by Federal Student Aid, an office of the U.S. Department of Education. To qualify for the program, you must:

If you believe you qualify for the program, contact or your loan service for additional information or questions.

You can create a Public Service Loan Forgiveness certification form using the PSLF Help Tool. The tool will help you understand the program, the current waiver and what you need to do to participate.

For information on how to submit forms, go to the Frequently Asked Questions in the Employment Verification section of the Office of the University Controller website.

Bethany Nolan is a senior communications consultant in the Office of the Vice President for Communications and Marketing.