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Federal Student Loan Reduction or Forgiveness

This information is being provided in response to the requests we receive from TRIO professionals inquiring about eligibility requirements for Federal student loan reduction or forgiveness.

Matters concerning student loans and student loan forgiveness are handled by the Office of Federal Student Aid (FSA). Based on discussion with FSA, the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program may be applicable for TRIO professionals. It appears that some TRIO employees may qualify for loan reduction or forgiveness. A copy of the FSA's fact sheet on this topic is available at: http://studentaid.ed.gov/students/attachments/siteresources/ factsheet_PSLF.pdf.

The fact sheet lists the types of loans that may be forgiven under the PSLF Program. If you have follow-up questions about the PSLF Program regarding the reduction or forgiveness of student loans, please contact your loan service provider. If your service provider is unable to address this topic, you are encouraged to contact the Federal Student Aid Information Center at Student Loan Ombudsman’s Office at 1-800-4FED AID.

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Last Modified: 06/11/2012