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2018 Federal Student Loan Forgiveness Events

As a public school employee, there is a way you may be able to do so for free. Please join us at one of 22 locations around Illinois early this fall for a one hour presentation where you can learn more about:

  • Federal public service loan forgiveness;
  • What it means to be a member of your education association;
  • The benefits of membership;
  • Other training opportunities.
Moline IEA OfficeSeptember 29, 201810:00 AM
Elgin IEA OfficeOctober 10, 20185:30 PM
Palatine IEA OfficeOctober 11, 20185:00 PM
Champaign IEA OfficeOctober 11, 20185:30 PM
Peoria IEA OfficeOctober 16, 20185:30 PM
Rockford/Sinnissippi IEA OfficeOctober 17, 20185:00 PM
Decatur IEA OfficeOctober 17, 20185:00 PM
Lombard IEA OfficeOctober 22, 20185:00 PM
Sterling IEA OfficeOctober 23, 20185:30 PM
Matteson IEA OfficeOctober 23, 20184:30 PM
Springfield IEA OfficeOctober 23, 20184:30 PM
Naperville IEA OfficeOctober 23, 20184:30 PM
Minooka IEA OfficeOctober 24, 20185:30 PM
Bloomington IEA OfficeOctober 25, 20185:00 PM
Edwardsville IEA OfficeOctober 29, 20186:00 PM
Effingham IEA OfficeOctober 30, 20185:45 PM
Libertyville IEA OfficeOctober 29, 20185:00 PM
Rushville IEA OfficeNovember 1, 20185:00 PM
Mt. Vernon IEA OfficeNovember 7, 20185:00 PM
Carterville IEA OfficeNovember 8, 20186:00 PM
Skokie IEA OfficeNovember 13, 20184:30 PM
Chicago IEA OfficeNovember 15, 20186:00 PM

Do you have federal student loans?
Do have federal Parent PLUS loans?
Do you have family or friends burdened with student loan debt?

If you answered, “Yes!” to any of the above then Degrees Not Debt is for you!  The National Education Association recognizes the burden student loans debt is putting on public educators and developed a campaign called “Degrees Not Debt.” This campaign is intended to inform student loan borrowers of their rights and options in the repayment process.  Many borrowers are unaware of their eligibility for programs that can make their monthly payment affordable and provide loan forgiveness.

What is Degrees Not Debt and how does it work?

Watch the video below and take our online course or in person training to learn more about how Degrees Not Debt can help. You can also share or view testimonies.

5 Steps to Kick Student Debt

The final Public Service Loan Forgiveness Application for Forgiveness has been released by the Department of Education. Complete this application after your 120 qualifying payments.

Training Calendar

If you would like to request a Degrees Not Debt presenter for a training or meeting in your area complete the request form.

Take the Online Course

Login to Members Only to access the Online Learning Portal.  The Degrees Not Debt course can be found under “Advocacy.”

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