Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., will visit Springfield Technical Community College on Tuesday, Oct. 25, to celebrate the Biden Administration’s student debt cancellation plan and help sign up residents for student loan relief.
Their statewide road trip follows the White House’s launch of the application for student loan debt cancellation.
Warren and Pressley will appear in the Ira H. Rubenzahl Student Learning Commons (Bldg 19) for a free and public event that runs 4:15-5:45 p.m.
While tickets are not required, RSVPs using Eventbrite are strongly encouraged. Use this link to find the Federal Student Loan Debt Relief Application. Admission is first-come, first-served, and signing up does not guarantee entry.
Background about Federal Student Loan Debt Relief program
The Federal Student Loan Debt Relief program provides eligible borrowers with full or partial discharge of loans up to $20,000 for Federal Pell Grant recipients and up to $10,000 to non-Pell Grant recipients. Qualified borrowers are individuals who made less than $125,000 in 2021 or 2020 and families that made less than $250,000 in 2021 or 2020. Following completion of the application, the Department of Education will determine your eligibility and will contact you if additional information is needed. Your loan servicer will notify you when your debt cancellation has been processed. Additionally, borrowers who have worked in public service (federal, state, local, tribal government or a non-profit organization) may be eligible to receive relief under the limited PSLF waiver, which provides credit for past periods of repayment that would otherwise not qualify for PSLF. Borrowers must apply for this opportunity by October 31, 2022.