LANSING, Mich. (Michigan News Source) – Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued a press release on Thursday, encouraging Michiganders working in public service to review the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program to see if they qualify for federal student loan relief.

According to Gov. Whitmer, thousands have already utilized the program to pay off their debt, while more than 148,000 more Michiganders may be eligible due to the recent PSLF waiver.

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“I’m grateful to the countless, dedicated public servants across Michigan that spend their days making our state a better place to live. Whether you are a service member, firefighter, health professional, teacher, social worker, librarian–-the list goes on—thank you for your service,” said Governor Gretchen Whitmer. “[The program] will help ease the burden of student debt and put money back in people’s pockets.”

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