Public Service Loan Forgiveness

University of Illinois System employees may qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. PSLF is a federal program that forgives the remaining balance on your Direct Loans after you have made 120 qualifying monthly payments under a qualifying repayment plan while working full-time for a qualifying employer.
On Oct. 6, 2021, the U.S. Department of Education announced a temporary period during which borrowers may receive credit for payments that previously did not qualify for PSLF or TEPSLF. Note the importance of completing the Employer Certification Form and other steps (such as consolidating loans) prior to Oct. 31, 2022, to take advantage of the temporary expanded loan forgiveness.

  • PSLF Limited Waiver Announcement
  • This limited PSLF waiver only applies to student loan borrowers who have Direct Loans or consolidate into the Direct Loan Program by October 31, 2022.

Check your eligibility for the program using the PSLF Help Tool. You will be required to create an account.

See Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program for more information.

Additional Resources
  • PSLF Program FAQs
  • Employer Certification Form complete Section 1: Borrower Information, then submit to the appropriate university or system office (at UIC, email to for employer certification of Sections 3 and 4. Certified forms will be returned to you and you will need to submit to FedLoan Servicing, the U.S. Department of Education’s federal loan servicer for the PSLF Program.
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