House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) on Thursday headed to vote on the federal budget at the U.S. Capitol. (Shawn Thew/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)
Teachers, social workers and other public servants at risk of missing out on federal student loan forgiveness because they enrolled in the wrong repayment plan now have a shot at debt relief under the spending bill signed into law Friday.
The sweeping $1.3 trillion bill includes a measure that temporarily expands Public Service Loan Forgiveness, a program that cancels federal student debt after 10 years of on-time payments for people who take jobs in the public sector.
The program requires borrowers to be enrolled in specific …