The Chronicle of Higher Education
July 31st, 2014
Adjunct professors would become eligible for a federal student-loan-forgiveness plan available to public servants under the terms of a bill introduced on Thursday by Sen. Richard A. Durbin, an Illinois Democrat.
The Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
allows employees of nonprofit organizations—including full-time
professors at public universities—to have their federal student loans
forgiven after making 120 payments while working in that capacity.
Eligibility for the program would be extended to adjunct professors,
regardless of their course loads, under the proposed legislation.