FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Sabrina Calazans
Statement: SDCC Applauds Temporary Fix to Loan Forgiveness Program, Will Continue Fight for Broad Relief
"We applaud the Department of Education for responding to the voices of student loan borrowers by working to fix the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program. For years borrowers were harmed by confusing rules and unfair technicalities that left them crushed by debt even after they completed a decade of service in their communities and for the country. This plan, although overdue, will create a pathway to financial freedom for thousands of nurses, teachers, veterans, and other public service workers who the law was intended to help" said Natalia Abrams, president and founder of the Student Debt Crisis Center.
"At the same time, our mission remains clear -- to end the student debt crisis for everyone. This announcement is not that, but this plan will transform the lives of many. We look forward to working with the Department of Education to ensure that every borrower who qualifies for loan forgiveness receives it. We will double our efforts to engage and educate the public, and we will continue to fight for the broad-based debt cancellation that Americans demand"