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Public Service Loan Forgiveness: What’s new, what’s left out, and what steps to take

By The DO Staff


A silver lining of the pandemic is that it sparked intense conversations about how to address student indebtedness and led to recent changes that impact many physicians and students across the nation. Right now, federal student loan payments remain paused and federal student loans are not accruing interest. However, payment requirements and interest accrual are set to resume on May 1, 2022, which will be an end to a significant pandemic-era benefit for many physicians.