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Anonymous | $50
Betsy, thank you! The forgiveness I just received wouldn't have happened without your tireless dedication and labor
Tiffany Hill | $50
Betsy, thank you for the advice that you gave me regarding my loans. It was clear, concise and understandable. Keep up the great work that you are doing!
Raquel | $460
Dear Betsy, I was forgiven this week for 129k. Thank you for all your efforts on my behalf. I promised when I was forgive. I would donate a student loan payment (460). Thank you again.
Lilyanne | $100/Y
Julia | $25
Thank you for your FREE!, kind, and knowledgeable guidance
Anonymous | $100
For Betsy, from r/PSLF.
Joe | $100
Thanks for your help in navigating the PSLF loan forgiveness process. Keep up the good work!
Thank you for your knowledge and encouragement.
Betsy you have helped me so much, I am so grateful.
Nathan | $250
Thank you for your support. Please continue helping others!
Whitney | $100
In honor of loans being forgiven today through PSLF! Thank you for your assistance!
Forest | $100
Thanks for your advice and assistance on not only my loans, but just got word that my sister's loans were also taken care of. Appreciate your skill and expertise.
Anonymous | $129.17
Thank you for providing factual, unbiased, credible, personable, reliable and responsive information about the PSLF Waiver! I am beyond grateful for your assistance -- I am now free of student loan debt due to the truly Herculean efforts of Betsy and her team at TISLA. Quite simply, they were instrumental in giving me the confidence to believe that I was really eligible for student loan forgiveness under the Limited Waiver (after years of not being eligible due to byzantine program rules). The passion that Betsy has for this subject and for helping people is truly amazing, and they are providing an incredible public service for free. I am donating an amount equal to my final loan payment as a small token of appreciation so that you can continue the good work you do for others.
Julia | $25
What an invaluable resource TISLA is. Thank you all for your time and expertise. I found the Reddit megathread so helpful, and Pat responded to multiple emails with some pretty micro-level details & questions from an obsessive type. Thank you, Pat! $14.5K just forgiven. I feel lighter today. Can't believe it quite yet.
Lisa Kindblad | $25
Thanks to your organization and my amazing daughter who did all the legwork, my $50,000 plus student loans have been forgiven! At age 66 I am ready to retire but didn’t see a way to do so comfortably with having significant loan payments every month. Now it is a real possibility. I do appreciate your support and want others to find that too. Happy New Year to all of you!
Anonymous | $50
Thank you for this PSLF space to ask/answer questions and celebrate forgiveness!
Brittany | $100
Betsy and the reddit pslf community are the only thing that has kept me sane over the past year. Can't thank you all enough. Betsy for president!
Sarah | $500
Happy holidays Betsy and the TISLA staff! I wanted to share with you that, thanks to your expert advice on Reddit and your site, my mom qualified and was forgiven under PSLF this year. She was able to: 1) get her loans forgiven, 2) avoid payments during the COVID pause, and 3) qualify for refunds on previous payments. You saved us over $90,000 and enabled her to retire in 2022. Simply put, you changed her life and mine too. Wishing you the happiest of holidays, happy New Year, and here’s to a good 2023! All the best, Sarah
Thank you Betsy!! I used Reddit and found the PSLF subreddit. Last week forgiven and this week 000 on studentaid.gov. I hope this helps someone else.
Amanda | $50
Cannot thank you enough
Jennifer Coonan | $100
Thank you for providing such an important service!
Meg | $25
Ryan Long | $50
Ashley | $50
Came from Reddit - I hope this still reaches people as you do amazing work!
Meredith | $50
The TISLA kept my sanity during the craziest, most terrifying times of my life. I can never fully express my gratitude.
Anonymous | $20
Came from reddit!
Amalia | $25
Saw the reddit post of Betsy helping out. Thank you for all the work you do!!
Wayne | $25
Thanks for helping anyone you can... here from reddit
Laurie L | $10
Saw you on Reddit. Thanks for all you do!
Aaron | $20
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