Who is a member?
Our members are the local governments of Massachusetts and their elected and appointed leadership.
The U.S. Supreme Court struck down President Joe Biden’s plan to provide $10,000 to $20,000 in student loan debt relief, but there is still another historic and time-limited opportunity for nonprofit and government workers to get closer to loan forgiveness and lower their monthly payments.
The office of Attorney General Andrea Campbell is working to ensure that Massachusetts borrowers have the information they need to take advantage of the Biden administration’s historic student debt relief initiatives.
Government and most nonprofit workers stand to benefit from an adjustment to qualifying payment counts for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program, a debt relief initiative that has benefited more than 615,000 borrowers nationwide, resulting in more than $42 billion in forgiveness in the past two years.
The PSLF program forgives the remaining balance on Direct Loans after a borrower has made 120 monthly payments under a qualifying repayment plan while working at least 30 hours per week for the government or most types of nonprofit employers. To benefit from or maximize relief, some borrowers must take action by Dec. 31.
Campbell’s Student Loan Assistance Unit will hold a series of free webinars for government and nonprofit workers this fall, and attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions.
Webinars are scheduled for Oct. 18, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Oct. 24, 1-2:30 p.m.; Nov. 1, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; and Nov. 7, 1-2:30 p.m.
More information and registration is available online, and a recording will be posted.
For more information, visit mass.gov/ago/StudentLoans.