Donald Trump’s budget proposes ending the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program, which allows borrowers to have loans forgiven after making 10 years of qualified payments and working in government service or approved nonprofits. We need to protect this program!
Send the letter below to Congress or write your own.
To whom it may concern,
I am writing to urge you, and your colleagues in Congress, to protect Public Service Loan Forgiveness for hard-working Americans with student loan debt. Federal repayment programs are vital for Americans who are harmed by today’s skyrocketing student debt crisis.
The loan forgiveness program for public service workers is essential to our communities. It provides financial freedom so that people can pursue careers which improve our society, and it allows them to do so without the worry of burdensome student debt. That means crucial (often underpaid) health, education, safety, and social services can be properly staffed with skilled professionals.
One in four Americans work in a qualifying public service job and could be eligible for student debt relief under the program. A quarter of your constituents could lose access to this important federal program.
That is why I ask that you stand up for teachers, nurses, first-responders, social workers, and many others, by:
- PROTECTING student loan forgiveness for people who work in public service.
- DEFENDING existing repayment programs that help people lower their monthly payments based on their income.
- PRESERVING the long-held American tradition of supporting and encouraging public service.
People with student debt are facing multiple threats to their repayment rights.
Congress must protect Public Service Loan Forgiveness in their Higher Education Act reauthorization bills. Currently, House Republicans have introduced the so-called “PROSPER ACT” which would eliminate Public Service Loan Forgiveness as a misguided cost-cutting measure.
On top of that, President Trump’s budget proposal to Congress calls for over $200 billion in cuts from student aid programs, including the elimination of Public Service Loan Forgiveness. This comes at a time when Americans urgently need more help paying college, not less.
Please, support students and borrowers by protecting Public Service Loan Forgiveness and rejecting proposals that rollback repayment programs.
To learn more about Public Service Loan Forgiveness and how Congress can aid students, borrowers, and their families, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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