AFT Voices: Student Loan Forgiveness

Dr. Jessica Saint-Paul is an adjunct faculty member in the Los Angeles Community College District. She had been trying to work toward PSLF since 2008 and believed she was on track until she learned at an AFT student debt clinic that none of the payments she had made to Navient, her student loan servicer, would qualify. She agreed to become a plaintiff in AFT’s Navient lawsuit to fight for justice for borrowers who were lied to by Navient. Just this year, Jessica is paying it forward in a big way, working with AFT 1521 to create a focused program to help every AFT 1521 member with student debt get access to Summer and get their loans forgiven by training up student debt stewards on every one of the nine campuses at the Los Angeles Community College District.