November 25, 2008

Nelnet undercuts teacher loan-forgiveness program

I know a teacher in Florida who has taught at a school eligible for the federal loan-forgiveness program for more than five years, who teaches special education, and where Nelnet has twice refused to process her paperwork, after the relevant signatures have been made in the district.

I have no idea if this is widespread, but it has me steamed, in part for policy reasons (what do bureaucratic shenanigans do to the goals of loan-forgiveness programs) and in part because this is personal: this is my spouse who's been given the bureaucratic runaround.

If you know of other situations where Nelnet or another loan servicer has delayed, stonewalled, or otherwise screwed up the paperwork on the federal loan forgiveness program, please leave me a comment or e-mail me.

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Posted in Education policy on November 25, 2008 11:59 AM |