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Public Service Loan Forgiveness

Congress created Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) to encourage individuals to work full time in public service jobs. Under this program, borrowers may qualify for forgiveness of the remaining balance due on their eligible federal student loans after they have made 120 payments on those loans under certain repayment plans while employed full time by certain public service employers.

To determine your eligibility for this program, please review the information available on the U.S. Department of Education’s website detailing the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.

As an eligible borrower, you may periodically complete the PSLF Employment Certification Form (ECF) and submit it to the U.S. Department of Education to track your progress towards loan forgiveness.

Employer Certification

To complete the employer information and certification sections of the form, please submit your ECF with section one completed, signed and dated. Please also specify your preferred return method (1: Mail to home address, 2: Interoffice mail, 3: Pick up physical copy in person at HR Office)

Send to HR Central through one of the following methods:

  • Fax – (312)476-3231
  • Interoffice – HR Central, Human Resources
  • Mail – Attn: HR Central, Human Resources, 1 E. Jackson Blvd., Suite 1300, Chicago, IL 60604

HR Central will complete the employer information and certification sections and will return it to you via your identified method of receipt within 1-2 business days.​