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Adjunct professors should be eligible for relief from the ‘crushing burden’ of student debt, Democrats say in new bill

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The Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program forgives the student debt of public servants after 120 qualifying payments. But while full-time teachers qualify for this relief, adjunct professors don’t.

Four Democrats want to change that.

On Thursday, Illinois Sens. Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth, along with Hawaii Sen. Mazie Hirono and New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, introduced the Adjunct Faculty Loan Fairness Act, which would make adjunct professors eligible to participate in PSLF.

Under current law, a public service job is characterized as full-time work, or a minimum weekly average of 30 hours of work, but adjunct professors details ⇒

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