The former director of military and consumer protection at Veterans Education Success, Mike Saunders said “As the burden of student loan debt has impacted ever-larger swathes of American society, the U.S. military has seen more service members come onto active duty with student loans,” adding further “This means that PSLF has become a huge factor when it comes to getting the all-volunteer force to reenlist past their initial service obligation.”

Saunders, who co-authored the SBPC investigation, stated that as long as “kinks in the system get smoothed out soon, the administration’s recent moves to ensure more of the force is eligible for PSLF will go a long way towards recruiting and retention.”

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