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We are committed to helping undergraduate students, graduate students and their families find ways to make Santa Clara University affordable. Our financial aid programs help students and their families meet college costs each year.

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The Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley Latinos in Technology Scholarship is available to juniors and seniors in good standing who are pursuing a college degree in a STEM-related field. This scholarship helps Latino students in need of financial support and fuels a robust pipeline of Latino professionals in our region. In addition, they place scholars as candidates in internship programs with their investors or partners. *Deadline to apply is Tuesday, November 13, 2018.



The Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program was created by Congress to provide an incentive for talented individuals to enter and remain in public service positions by forgiving their federal student loans after a certain period of time. Eligible public service employees include teachers, police officers, firefighters, and nurses, among a variety of other professions. The goal of the program is to encourage students, through promised loan forgiveness, to enter fields that are crucial to society but lack the compensation found in the private sector.



To qualify for forgiveness under PSLF, borrowers who enter full-time employment at qualifying public service organizations must make 120 on-time monthly payments–which total 10 years of payments–while enrolled in a qualified repayment plan. Qualifying payments under PSLF need not be consecutive, so students who make an occasional late payment or who exit and re-enter public service can still qualify for PSLF with only those non-qualifying payments excluded.Because most of the qualified repayment plans are income-driven, borrowers in low-paying fields will likely have a loan balance remaining after the 120th payment. To receive forgiveness of the remaining balance, a borrower must have verified their qualifying public service employment via an employment certification form (ECF) and be currently employed by a qualifying employer.

PSLF Employment Certification Form