Student Loan Relief: What Legal Aid Staff Need to Know about Public Service Loan Forgiveness (Part 2) (Webinar)

The Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network is hosting a two-part webinar series, entitled Student Loan Relief: What Legal Aid Staff Need to Know about Public Service Loan Forgiveness.

The first session is scheduled for April 7, 1:00 PM-2:30 PM (Part 1) and the second session from May 20, 1:00 PM-2:00 PM (Part 2).

Student Loan Relief:  What Legal Aid Staff Need to Know about Public Service Loan Forgiveness

Did you know that staff of legal aid programs may qualify for complete forgiveness of their federal student loans after working in public service for ten years?

The Department of Education recently announced temporary changes to the federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program designed to make it easier for legal aid staff and other public service workers to get student loan debt relief. 

Borrowers who previously did not qualify because they had the wrong type of loan or were in the wrong payment plan can now receive credit for past work that will be applied toward forgiveness under this temporary waiver of the program rules. But borrowers need to act soon, as the temporary changes end on October 1, 2022. 

Join a panel of national student loan experts for two webinars on the PSLF program:

  • The first webinar will provide an overview of the PSLF program, the temporary waiver, and its role in addressing the student debt crisis, as well guidance on how to get started with the new process. 
  • The second webinar will provide an opportunity for borrowers and advocates who are navigating the complexities of the program to ask questions and get further assistance with accessing loan forgiveness.


Kyra Taylor, National Consumer Law Center  
Winston Berkman-Breen, Student Borrower Protection Center  
Kerry Smith, Community Legal Services  
Elizabeth Marx, Pennsylvania Utility Law Project

CLE Credit

This program has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.0 hour of substantive law, practice and procedure. 

PLEASE NOTE:  if you are requesting CLE credit for attending this webinar you must actively participate in the entire webinar. There will be interactive polls launched during the webinar that you will have to respond to in order to prove your active participation. 


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. 

Event Details

Friday, May 20, 2022
1:00 PM-2:00 PM

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