Sam, did you hear Trump wants to do away with PSLF? (recent wapo article entitled: Trump’s first full education budget: Deep cuts to public school programs in pursuit of school choice")
I had heard, yes. I can’t really say I’m surprised; I always somewhat expected that when the time came to pay out, the government would welsh on the deal. I don’t think the federal government had any clue as to the amount of debt people of my generation would owe, or the number of Millennials working or willing to work in the non-profit sector. And PSLF from the start was pretty seat-of-pants; they didn’t even have a formal application-for-PSLF form until I was four or five years into the program.
Fortunately, a LOT of the beneficiaries of PSLF are lawyers, who are already fighting it in other aspects (the program is now trying to say that only 501C3 orgs count, not other 501C orgs, and also that they can withdraw prior approval at any time). And most of the people getting near to their payday have been working in nonprofits for years, so they know how to raise money and make noise. It’ll be an interesting fight, however it turns out.