In recent months, as I’ve written about the vagaries of the federal public-service loan forgiveness program, I’ve heard from scores of people who have been tearing their hair out trying to qualify and get their loan servicer to give them coherent status updates.
In theory, millions of borrowers are eligible to have their debts forgiven after a decade of public-service work. In practice, the program has produced a litany of frustrations. One doctor was flummoxed enough that she handed the mess off to her lawyer — who also happened to be her mother — to try to make sense of it, to no avail. Another lawyer who actually works at the federal Department of Education, which administers the program, has also run into brick walls.
But there is at least one person who has made the 120 qualifying payments and now has a zero balance as a result, thus joining a very small club of the forgiven. He is Michael Mitchell, a 47-year-old New York City musician turned clinical social worker and counseling psychotherapist. For years, he also had a proofreading side hustle, which helped him turn the interpretive back flips necessary to analyze the program at its birth in 2007. In the ensuing years he navigated a system so confounding that it recently drew $350 million of additional federal money to help the many people in incorrect repayment plans who were stymied by the complexity.
How did Mr. Mitchell do it? To read the full article visit – https://mobile.nytimes.com/2018/05/04/your-money/student-loan-forgiveness.html
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