Public Service Loan Forgiveness Tools & Resources

Independent Sector

This curated list of resources was developed and informed by members of the PSLF Coalition, a bipartisan advocacy group comprised of over 90 organizations that are committed to improving the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.  

PSLF Educational Webinar: This resource was developed by the Student Borrower Protection Center (SBPC) and the National Council of Nonprofits to provide insight on the recent updates to the PSLF program and guidance on how to navigate the new process.  

PSLF Estimator: This tool was developed by Equitable to help qualifying nonprofit borrowers understand the estimated loan balance that would be forgiven, detailed next steps for applying for forgiveness, and information on how they may be able to further increase their savings by enrolling in a retirement plan. Individuals can also choose to connect with an Equitable Advisors financial professional who can provide additional insights on maximizing their retirement savings to help individuals in the nonprofit sector calculate and manage student loan repayments. 

SBPC Report: This report examines the roadblocks that members of the military face in accessing Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) and policy recommendations to ensure all servicemembers with student loans can access the protections they have earned through service to our country. 

Roadblocks to Repayment Infographic: This infographic and survey, developed by AccessLex Institute Center for Legal Education Excellence and the American Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division, provide data on the impact of student loan debt policy recommendations to improve the PSLF program. 

Broken Promises Report: As part of a series of reports launched by a joint investigation, the Student Borrower Protection Center and the American Federation of Teachers expose new instances of mismanagement and abuse in the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. The joint investigation found routine errors, poor recordkeeping, and conflicting policies throughout the process for determining whether borrowers’ employers qualify for federal loan forgiveness. The full report can be downloaded here 

AASA Email Template: The School Superintendent Association developed an email template that educational organizations can use to inform their staff about the new changes to the PSLF program. 

Nonprofit Email Template: As a trusted source of information, nonprofits are uniquely positioned to educate staff, volunteers, and the communities they serve. This email template, developed by Independent Sector, can be tailored to support your outreach and education efforts.  

PSLF Success Stories: The PSLF Coalition is sourcing success stories to further inform policy recommendations and asks that PSLF recipients share their victories to inspire legislators to pursue further action. Support the Coalition’s advocacy efforts by submitting your success story.  

Additional information on earning PSLF and the Department of Education’s Temporary Waiver can be accessed in the PSLF Coalition webinars and FAQ sheet. The Nonprofit Guide to Accessing PSLF can be found here.  

Global Topics: Education
Resource Types: Toolkit