April 07, 2020

The ABA's Position on PSLF

The ABA opposes efforts to make substantive changes to PSLF that undermine the purpose of the program, absent hard data.  We agree that there are some places language could be tightened, and we will consider efforts to reach compromise with opponents, but not to the extent it undermines the purpose of the program in the first place.  We know from thousands of employers and program participants that PSLF is essential to their success. And we know, unfortunately, that the needs justifying the creation of the program persist. In the margin of this page you will find the original policy resolution supporting the creation of a PSLF program, as well as a recent reaffirmation of the program.