House of Representatives

Provenzano Applauds Changes to Public Service Loan Program

10/6/2021 2:38:00 PM

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Rep. Melissa Provenzano, D-Tulsa, released the following statement in response to the U.S. Department of Education’s announcement that the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program is undergoing an overhaul to make it more accessible and easy to use. 

 "When we passed the Student Borrower's Bill of Rights last session, it addressed the many troublesome issues in student loan lending, fairness, and transparency that Oklahoma students faced when attempting to pay off college debt caused by poor program management practices. 

“I am so glad to see this next step in the much-needed reconstruction of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program. Hopefully, this will resolve the over 90% denial rate of those who applied to the program years ago and made payments on time and in good faith."