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Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program

OPA is not associated with the Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF). As a current or former employee of the City of New York, however, you should be aware of the program and its benefits.

For a limited time, federal student loan borrowers who work in public service may receive credit for past periods of repayment that did not previously qualify for the PSLF program. If you have federal student loans, use the Help Tool at the U.S. Department of Education’s website: StudentAid.gov/PSLF to determine your eligibility. This tool usually takes less than 20 minutes to complete.

The application deadline to receive credit for past periods of repayment that did not previously qualify for the PSLF program is December 31, 2022.

Current and former City of New York employees must certify their employment as part of their acceptance into the PSFL program. Current employees should send their employment certification form to their human resource department. Current employees can also email their employment certification form to DCAS at askcst@dcas.nyc.gov. Current employees with multiple agencies, or who have had a break in their City service and therefore have two NYC employment forms, can contact their current human resource department or DCAS (askcst@dcas.nyc.gov) to sign the employment certification forms for them.

You can also receive free, one-on-one professional, financial counseling and coaching in person or by phone about this program. NYC Financial Empowerment Center counselors can help with PSLF-related questions and the enrollment process and support you in reaching all your financial goals.

Book an appointment today by:

You can also attend a Zoom webinar with expert financial counselors and learn about PSLF and the basics of submitting your application.
Register at pslf.nyc/get-support

For more information about student loans, visit nyc.gov/studentloans.