October 14, 2022

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Is student debt haunting your nonprofit career? 

Is the specter of student loans looming over people in your organization, or your colleagues elsewhere? 

Are you an HR person helping nonprofit workers navigate the harrowing nature of debt? 

Luckily, you don’t need an exorcist to get rid of that debt! It can be wiped away through the federal government's Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program. Now through Halloween (October 31, 2022), they’re making the process (and likelihood of forgiveness) much easier by waiving unhelpful rules and bureaucracy that have dogged the program for years. 

In this time-sensitive bonus episode, you’ll learn exactly what you or your colleagues need to do before the end of this month. Rusty sits down with Aoife Delargy Lowe, an expert on the topic who provides staff leadership for the PSLF Coalition, an alliance of nonprofits that has been advocating for improvements to the program since 2017. 

In addition to three specific steps you can take and specific websites you can use, you’ll also learn about the history of the coalition and what the future may hold for the PSLF program beyond this month.   

Listen today and share this episode with your networks!

Resources from this episode:

Financial Aid Tool Kit
Public Student Loan Forgiveness Coalition website
Public Student Loan Forgiveness Coalition on Twitter: @PSFLcoalition 
Equal Justice Works website
Equal Justice Works on Twitter: @EJW_org
Equal Justice Works Virtual Public Interest Legal Career Fair Oct 20-22, 2022

Aoife Delargy Lowe Bio:

Aoife Delargy Lowe is the vice president of law school engagement & advocacy at Equal Justice Works, where she works with law school professionals, law students, and the public interest community on issues including careers in public interest law, educational debt, and Public Service Loan Forgiveness. Her department facilitates short-term student fellowship opportunities, the largest public service legal career fair in the country, and educational, leadership and networking opportunities for students.

Aoife was born in New York and raised in Galway, Ireland. Barred in New York State, Aoife has a diverse background in public interest law and law school administration. Previously, she served as the Associate Director of the Office of Career and Professional Development at the Catholic University, Columbus School of Law. Before becoming Associate Director, she was the law school’s Pro Bono Coordinator.

Before joining the staff of Equal Justice Works, Aoife served as a law school professional member on the organization’s National Advisory Committee. In 2019, she served as the Chair of the Irish Network D.C. (IN-DC). She was named one of the Irish Echo’s ’40 under 40′ in 2016, and in 2018 she received a D.C. Legal Hacker Award for her work with the Washington Council of Lawyers’ National Pro Bono Week Committee.

Aoife graduated from the National University of Ireland, Galway with a B.A.I. (French & Law) and LL.B (Law) before moving to Washington, D.C. in 2011.

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