Dr. Borden Advocates for Public Service Loan Forgiveness
On September 26th, Dr. Kathi Borden, Professor of Clinical Psychology, visited the offices of New Hampshire Senators Maggie Hassan and Jean Shaheen and Congresswoman Annie Kuster to advocate for the inclusion of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness plan in the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act.
Loan forgiveness plans allow program graduates in psychology and other fields to have their student loans forgiven after ten years. To qualify, graduates must work for ten years in an approved nonprofit setting and must make on-time, income-based loan payments for all ten years. Dr. Borden engages in advocacy work as the New England Federal Advocacy Network Coordinator for the Education Directorate of the American Psychological Association.