Student Loan Forgiveness for Nurses

We’re partnering with Washington State Nurses Association to offer AFT Student Debt Clinics to nurses. If you or a coworker have student debt, now is the time to learn about the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program.

**When you register, select Washington State Nurses Association

from the “Student Debt Clinic” dropdown menu. You may need to scroll down to find your date**

*While these are being promoted as Pierce County, any nurse in our region are invited to register.*

Over 45 million people in the United States are struggling to make their monthly student loan payments, and millions more see economic and personal opportunities pass as they prioritize paying down their debt. Does this sound like you or someone you know?

Many nurses qualify for free federal programs that can help reduce their monthly payments and eventually lead to student loan forgiveness, but these lifeline programs are significantly under-enrolled. Thanks to new rules just put in place by the Department of Education, many folks who thought loan forgiveness was out of reach are now finding that it is finally within grasp.

To help nurses get access to these programs and understand these new rules, WSNA is hosting a Student Debt Clinic which will provide information on:

– How to lower your payments, sometimes to $0, through enrolling in income-driven repayment programs

– The newly expanded Department of Education rules for loan forgiveness

– How to meet the requirements for Public Service Loan Forgiveness, which will get your debt forgiven, tax free, after ten years of payments

AFT members have access to a Summer, an online resource to help student loan borrowers. All WSNA members who are members of a local unit are AFT members. For members who are not represented by WSNA for collective bargaining, there is an option to become an AFT affiliate member in order to access Summer.

“Meet Summer—an online resource, started by student loan borrowers who wanted to help others avoid bad information and bad actors in the student loan market. Summer harnesses the expertise of public policy experts to optimize borrower options, and it uses technology to make the process easy and secure. The AFT trusts Summer to help our members navigate the student loan repayment landscape.”

To learn more about your benefits through WSNA and AFT visit,

Volunteers Needed! Are you a nurse who is passionate about helping fellow nurses? We’re looking for volunteers to help spread the word about the student debt forgiveness programs available to nurses. Email us at to get involved.