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Enhancements to StudentAid.gov Now Available

With this latest release, we've updated our Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Help Tool to give borrowers the ability to digitally sign and submit their PSLF form. We've also improved Loan Simulator, the online Direct PLUS Loan application, Aidan® (our virtual assistant), and more.

PSLF Help Tool: Digital Signature and Submission

Borrowers can now complete the PSLF process entirely online! Before, they had to print out their PSLF form to sign it and get their employer's signature. With this release, borrowers can use StudentAid.gov to

  • sign and submit their PSLF form online,
  • send requests to their employer to sign their PSLF form digitally, and
  • track the status of their PSLF form.

Loan Simulator

Borrowers can now compare repayment plans more easily using Loan Simulator. When they compare plans, they'll see your estimated monthly payment and the estimated total they'd pay under each plan. We've also made it easier to review and understand the potential advantages and disadvantages and the estimated forgiveness amount for each plan.

PLUS Loan Application

We've updated the online Direct PLUS Loan application so borrowers can see clear next steps based on the results of your credit check. We've also revised the online application to make it easier to use and understand.

Aidan®, Our Virtual Assistant

With this update, we've made it easier to get PSLF info through Aidan. Now borrowers can ask Aidan for the status of their PSLF application and related PSLF information. Aidan can also now provide info about the Fresh Start Program.

May 09, 2023