When Daniel Cuciak went online this month to check his student loan balance, his first reaction was disbelief.
Federal data released this week show that 41,000 people applied under the new Public Service Loan Forgiveness program.
The College Cost Reduction and Access Act of 2007 allows the government to forgive student loans for graduates who commit to work in public service: military, law enforcement, education, social work, public health and other fields.
Opinion: Feds say they'll forgive your student loan, but almost no one actually benefits.
But one reason he stayed in a job at a community-based counseling service, he said, was the hope of loan forgiveness.
The union joined in lawsuits against student loan servicers and investigations into the Department of Education.
"The latest numbers confirm just how insidious and flagrant the Department of Education’s mismanagement and industry abuses have become.". »