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New Law May Boost Post-Graduate Public Service

The College Cost Reduction and Access Act, originally intended to cut down on the costs of college and university loans, also provides incentives to enter public service careers. The law’s Public Service Loan Forgiveness program offers debt forgiveness for federal student loans for those individuals entering a range of post-graduate career fields. Careers that qualify include those in public health, law enforcement and public-interest law. Those without federal loans can still qualify for the program by consolidating their debt through the government’s Direct Loan program. For more information, please click here.