• Latest News About The PSLF Program

    On April 8, 2024 President Biden announced a new student debt relief plan. To find more information about this new debt relief plan please click on the following link: https://studentaid.gov/manage-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/debt-relief-info

    The Planned PSLF Processing Pause

    The U.S. Department of Education (ED) is updating their systems and contact centers to better manage the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) process in order to improve the overall borrower experience. To find more information about PSLF processing pause please click on the following link: https://studentaid.gov/manage-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service

    Please Note: The Education Department highly recommends that you complete this form online by going to studentaid.gov/pslf. Doing so allows you to search for your employer using the PSLF Employer Database to pre-populate this form, provide your own electronic signature, request that your employer sign electronically, and, once your employer signs electronically, submit this form directly to the Department of Education on your behalf. 

    To complete the form as recommended by the Department of Education, you can request the Guilford County Schools' Federal Employer Identification Number by sending an email to hicksk3@gcsnc.com. The Department of Education can send the form to hicksk3@gcsnc.com for certification and signature. 

    If you prefer to use a physical form and a manual signature the instructions on how to submit your form to HR for employment certification is below:

    How to Submit Your PSLF Form to HR

    1. Download and Complete the Form:

      • Download the PSLF Form and save it to your computer.
      • Open the form in Adobe Reader or Acrobat.
      • Complete sections 1 and 2. Note: You can enter the last four digits of your Social Security Number (SSN) when submitting to HR. However, the full SSN is required for submission to the U.S. Department of Education.
    2. Sign and Scan the Form:

      • Print the completed form.
      • Sign the bottom of page 2 with a handwritten signature.
      • Scan the signed form and save the digital copy.
    3. Submit the Form to HR:

      • Open this site to submit form to HR
      • Click "Select Files" and choose your scanned PSLF form.
      • HR will verify your information, complete the form, and return it to the email address you provided on page 1.

    Please note: Forms will be processed in the order they are received.

    Before sending the completed form to your Loan Servicer:

    1. Complete your Social Security Number (SSN): Ensure you've filled in all digits of your SSN on the form.
    2. Contact Your Loan Servicer: Get instructions on submitting the form.
    3. Submit the Form: Send the completed form to your loan servicer using their preferred method.