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Don’t Get Tricked This Halloween! Fill Out Your PSLF Application by October 31!

The temporary Public Service Loan Forgiveness waiver expires on Oct. 31. Most AFT members who have federal student loans can qualify for PSLF, which allows you to have the entire remaining balance of your direct federal loans forgiven after 120 qualifying payments. In the last 12 months during the waiver period, thousands of people have had their loans forgiven, and thousands more have gained credit for additional payments that move them closer to forgiveness. But this waiver ends on Monday, Oct. 31. 

Don’t delay! Don’t miss this life-changing opportunity to get out from under the burden of student debt—start your PSLF application today.

Use the Department of Education’s PSLF Help Tool, located at, and log in to your Federal Student Aid (FSA) account, to start your application today. Need more information? Check our website and register for an upcoming AFT Student Debt Clinic webinar here

Upcoming Red for Ed Canvasses

We have partnered with the Michigan Education Association and the ONE Campaign to host Red for Ed canvasses every Saturday through the November election. Come join your fellow union members and canvass to help elect pro-public education candidates. Below you will find our launch locations, dates, times and registration links. See you all there!

Saturday, October 22, 2022 10:00 a.m.

Traverse City


EMUFT Activist Kay McGowan Passes Away

Eastern Michigan University Federation of Teachers member and activist Kay McGowan passed away this past week. Kay, who worked on the organizing committee for formation of EMUFT’s Part Time unit, was an inspiring educator and social justice leader.. Her tireless advocacy for the indigenous peoples of the United States included the creation of an award winning documentary on horrible conditions at the American Indian Boarding Schools  Whether she was speaking at the United Nations on the rights of Indigenous Peoples or teaching her sociology students to stand up for worker’s rights, she never wavered in her commitment to making this world a better place. Below is a link to an AFT article on her contributions to education at EMU.

Contribute to the AFT Michigan PAC Today

AFT Michigan fights for our members, students and communities all year round and we need your help. Can you donate $1 a week to aid us in this fight? Please visit the AFT Michigan website to contribute and make a big difference in protecting public education and building a better Michigan future! 

In solidarity

David Hecker


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