Register Now. Seating is limited.
Registration is required to attend. Follow the RSVP links below for your desired location. These events are open to UHPA members only.
|UH West Oahu||Monday, October 10, 2022, 10:00 a.m.||Reserve Your Seat|
|UH Manoa||Monday, October 10, 2022, 2:00 p.m.||Reserve Your Seat|
|Kapiolani Community College||Tuesday, October 11, 2022, 10:00 a.m.||Reserve Your Seat|
|UH Hilo||Wednesday, October 12, 2022, 10:00 a.m||Reserve Your Seat|
|Hawaii Community College||Wednesday, October 12, 2022, 2:00 p.m.||Reserve Your Seat|
|Zoom Webinar – open to all UHPA members||Tuesday, October 11, 2022, 1:00 p.m.||Reserve Your Seat|
Eliminate crushing student debt
Freedom from student debt can be yours with the U.S. Department of Education’s new loan forgiveness up to $20,000 and the temporarily expanded Public Service Loan Forgiveness program. Put an end to your monthly student loan payments. It’s like giving yourself a pay increase so that you can move forward with your life instead of being bound by debt hanging over you.
Time is of the essence
The deadline to apply for the temporary waiver for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program is Monday, October 31, 2022. University of Hawaii faculty who are employed over thirty hours are eligible to apply for the program as public employees. Even if you have applied before and were previously declined, you should apply again because the rules have changed.
UHPA is partnering with AFT (American Federation of Teachers), the national union that represents teachers, faculty in higher education, and those in other professions, to offer a series of informational workshops to help with the application process.
Due to the short timeline and with the AFT Representatives here for only three days, we are unable to accommodate visits to every campus. We are offering a Zoom meeting if you are unable to attend one of the meetings in person. Please note that you must have a Zoom account to register for the Zoom webinar.
What Weʻll Be Covering at These Sessions
The 90-minute sessions are free and are being presented as a benefit to UHPA members. Key topics that will be covered include:
- An awareness of scams related to student debt relief, and action steps to take if contacted by scammers
- Information about the Biden administration’s recent announcements regarding $10/$20k in broad-based debt relief
- What borrowers should expect to access that broad-based debt relief
- Information about Income-Driven Repayment plans, how they work, and why they are important to borrowers
- Information about Public Service Loan Forgiveness and the Temporary PSLF Expansion (waiver)
- A discussion of additional steps borrowers who have older FFEL loans, Perkins loans, and Parent Plus loans may need to take to access the above programs
- An explanation of options and steps for applying to these programs before the October 31 PSLF waiver deadline (Summer, Studentaid.gov)