USDE rejects most applicants seeking loan forgiveness
Nearly a year after the U.S. Department of Education launched the temporary expansion of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program to give teachers and other public servants another shot at having their debt erased, most of the applicants have been rejected.
The USDE recently disclosed that while 38,460 people submitted requests for loan forgiveness, 28,640 of them were immediately rejected because they had not previously filled out a formal application, according to an article in
The Washington Post
. Of the 9,820 applicants who cleared the first hurdle, 1,184 are still under consideration. The rest were rejected for myriad reasons.