Information Regarding Student Loan Forgiveness
On August 24, President Biden announced the Administration will cancel up to $20,000 in student debt for Pell Grant recipients and up to $10,000 in student debt for non-Pell Grant recipients. This relief will be available to borrowers earning less than $125,000 annually or households earning less than $250,000 annually. You may use this link to apply now through December 31, 2023.
- Borrowers can apply for up to $20,000 in student loan debt relief.
- For an income driven repayment plan before your payments restart, click here.
- If you don't know what kind of student loan you have, click here.
- If you have worked in public service in federal, state, tribal, or local government or for a non-profit organization, you may be eligible to have some of your federal student loan debt forgiven, thanks to temporary changes to the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program. Under this limited waiver, borrowers can receive credit for payments that otherwise would not have qualified for PSLF. Apply by October 31, 2022 for a PSLF waiver here.
- For help with individual questions, you can call the Department of Education Federal Student Aid Call Center: 1-800-4FED-AID (1-800-433-3243)
Make sure you work only with the U.S. Department of Education and its loan servicers, and never reveal your personal information or account password to anyone. Emails to borrowers come from firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
I am pleased to offer many talented young people an opportunity to participate in public service as interns in both my Washington, D.C. and district offices. Interns learn how government works by researching legislation, attending meetings, and assisting me with constituent casework and inquiries. If you are a college student or recent graduate interested in interning with one of my offices, please apply here: Congressional Internship Application.
Congressional Art Competition and Congressional App Challenge
I have the privilege of selecting one piece of student artwork per year to represent Massachusetts' Eighth District in Congress as part of the Annual Congressional Art Competition. The winning artwork will be displayed in the tunnel between the Capitol and the Cannon House Office Building for the entire year, along with other winners throughout the country. For more information on this or the Congressional App Challenge, please contact my Boston office or visit the Art Competition and App Challenge page on my website.
Service Academy Nominations
One of my jobs as a U.S. Congressman is to recommend young men and women from the Eighth District of Massachusetts for admittance to the four U.S. service academies. Please see the Service Academy Nominations page for more information about how to apply.
Learning About Your Government
Did you know that George Washington is the only President to have been elected unanimously? Or that America's first post office, public school, and public garden were all in Boston, Massachusetts?
Check out the U.S. Government's Kids.gov page for more information, links, and fun facts about your government. Or, try Ben's Guide to the U.S. Government for Kids, which features four age-appropriate levels of links and information for grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, or 9-12. Get informed!