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Connections: Understanding the changes to the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program


The Biden administration recently announced it will be making big changes to Public Service Loan Forgiveness program. The news was celebrated by borrowers working in public service who have found the program's requirements to be confusing or too strict. For instance, what is considered "public service"?

This hour, the experts help us understand the program, the changes made to it, and what borrowers need to know. Our guests:

  • Anna Anderson, supervising attorney at the Regional Consumer Law Unit of Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc.
  • Stuart Hencke, executive director of the Rochester Education Foundation
  • Winston Berkman-Breen, deputy director of the Advocacy and Policy Counsel at the Student Borrower Protection Center

Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.
Megan Mack is the executive producer of "Connections with Evan Dawson" and live/televised engagement programming.