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AALL Spectrum / July/August 2020 / Volume 24, Number 6

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50 AALL SPECTRUM | WWW.AALLNET.ORG A closer look at the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. BY DAVID E. MATCHEN JR. T he promise of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program was simple: work in public service, make 120 qualifying payments toward your federal student loans, and the Department of Education (ED) will forgive the remaining balance, tax-free. The program was designed to encourage well-trained professionals with substantial student loan debt to consider careers in less lucrative sectors (e.g., aca- demic, public, and nonprofit). As the majority of American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) members identify as public or nonprofit employees and often bear both library and law school debt, this would seem to be an ideal recruitment OPPORTUNITY DEFERRED A LAW LIBRARIAN'S GUIDE TO THE PUBLIC SERVICE LOAN FORGIVENESS PROGRAM ADVOCACY

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