cavalier1138 wrote:But what are these classes? How broad is this category? In your earlier post, you appeared to confuse 501(c)(3) orgs with charities.
The classes - as I mentioned, separated on the PSLF application form, are Government, 501(c)(3) or charities registered as such with the IRS, my apologies if that in any way confused you. The three types are also listed on the PSLF web page:
https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service wrote:* Government organizations at any level (federal, state, local, or tribal)
* Not-for-profit organizations that are tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code
* Other types of not-for-profit organizations that provide certain types of qualifying public services
I really thought most folk familiar with PSLF would know the categories and that it wouldn't require more than passing detail/explanation. Apparently that's not the case.
Of course it's a small number that would be affected initially. That's why I called it a weather balloon. If a government wants to target PSLF for cuts, the way to do it is to chip away at the weakest link. If you can't break it, you might as well give up trying. If you do get through there, then the rest could be targeted.
You may disagree that the government can target the government and 501(c)(3) categories, but plenty of commentators thought that was possible prior to Trump's budget document and while I welcome the commitment to protect it for current borrowers for the time being, I don't think there's a lot the courts could do if Congress chose to do otherwise.