Loan forgiveness program tools online 

Education Minnesota’s partnership with the loan forgiveness program Summer continues. 

As a member, you have free access to the service. 

Through Summer, members are able to use a loan consolidation tool, get assistance in developing an income-driven repayment plan and submit for the federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness program. 

Summer also can help members find out what savings programs they are eligible for, compare options side-by-side and help members enroll in programs – all online. 

Minnesota was the first state to roll out the program, in conjunction with the American Federation of Teachers. Members will need to sign in with their Education Minnesota member ID number. 

To get started, visit Education Minnesota’s signup page at www.meetsummer.org/education-minnesota

Also, Education Minnesota’s popular Degrees, Not Debt training is now available on our online professional development platform, LearnUpon, as a self-guided training. 

Once you log into your LearnUpon account, search the catalog for Degrees, Not Debt: Self-guided training. 

The training discusses the types of loans, loan forgiveness plans and what you need to know as you apply. 

Full details about our Degrees, Not Debt program, and information about the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Student Loan Provisions, is available at www.educationminnesota.org/advocacy/Degrees-Not-Debt