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Adjuncts would qualify for loan forgiveness under proposed bill

A bill introduced by Sen. Richard A. Durbin, an Illinois Democrat, would make adjunct professors eligible for a federal student-loan-forgiveness plan available to public servants, according to The Chronicle of Higher Education.

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.

The bill would extend eligibility for the program to adjunct professors, regardless of course loads.