AFREF’s Consumer Policy Counsel Elyse Hicks testified at the Education Department’s negotiated rulemaking.
Letters to Regulators: 100+ Organizations Urge Biden Administration to Aid Millions of Student Loan Borrowers with Overdue Income-Driven Repayment (IDR) Reforms
AFREF joined over 100 organizations in a letter urging the Department of Education to implement Income-Driven Repayment (IDR) reforms through the creation of an IDR waiver.
Letters to Regulators: Memo to ED Supporting Continuity of Education From Carceral Setting to Reentry In Regulations on Pell Grants for Prison Education Programs
AFREF joined a memo to ED establishing their obligation to support education in reentry as Pell has been reinstated for incarcerated individuals and more individuals who will now begin a postsecondary education inside will not finish their degree within the correctional setting and will instead have to finish during reentry. The paper also demonstrates the types of support Prison Education Programs (PEP) could provide to help with the ‘education continuum’ from college inside to education outside.
Letters to Regulators: Letter Urging ED to Fix the PSLF Program and Cancel Student Debt for Public Service Workers
AFREF joined over 200 organizations in a letter calling on ED to take immediate executive action to deliver on the promise of Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) by cancelling debts owed by all public service workers who have served for a decade or more and to improve the PSLF program.