The U.S. Department of Education has launched a process for federal student
loan borrowers to be reconsidered for loan forgiveness under a temporary
expansion of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program.
This limited opportunity - which the Department is referring to as Temporary
Expanded PSLF (TEPSLF) - was made possible by a $350-million appropriation
through the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018. The law provides
additional conditions under which borrowers may become eligible for loan
forgiveness if some or all of their payments made on William D. Ford Federal
Direct loan (Direct Loan) Program loans were made on a nonqualifying
repayment plan for the PSLF Program. This opportunity is only
available on a first-come, first-served basis until the $350 million has
been allocated or other criteria are met.