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(a)(1) An institution must cancel up to 100 percent of the outstanding balance on a borrower's Federal Perkins or NDSL made on or after November 29, 1990, for full-time service as a law enforcement or corrections officer for an eligible employing agency.
(2) An institution must cancel up to 100 percent of the outstanding loan balance on a Federal Perkins, NDSL, or Defense loan made prior to November 29, 1990, for law enforcement or correction officer service performed on or after October 7, 1998, if the cancellation benefits provided under this section are not included in the terms of the borrower's promissory note.
(3) An eligible employing agency is an agency—
(i) That is a local, State, or Federal law enforcement or corrections agency;
(ii) That is publicly-funded; and
(iii) The principal activities of which pertain to crime prevention, control, or reduction or the enforcement of the criminal law.
(4) Agencies that are primarily responsible for enforcement of civil, regulatory, or administrative laws are ineligible employing agencies.
(5) A borrower qualifies for cancellation under this section only if the borrower is—
(i) A sworn law enforcement or corrections officer; or
(ii) A person whose principal responsibilities are unique to the criminal justice system.
(6) To qualify for a cancellation under this section, the borrower's service must be essential in the performance of the eligible employing agency's primary mission.
(7) The agency must be able to document the employee's functions.
(8) A borrower whose principal official responsibilities are administrative or supportive does not qualify for cancellation under this section.
(b) An institution must cancel up to 100 percent of the outstanding balance of a borrower's Federal Perkins, NDSL, or Defense loan for service that includes August 14, 2008, or begins on or after that date, as a full-time attorney employed in Federal public defender organizations or community defender organizations, established in accordance with section 3006A(g)(2) of title 18, U.S.C.
(c)(1) To qualify for cancellation under paragraph (a) of this section, a borrower must work full-time for 12 consecutive months.
(2) Cancellation rates are—
(i) 15 percent of the original principal loan amount plus the interest on the unpaid balance accruing during the year of qualifying service, for each of the first and second years of full-time employment;
(ii) 20 percent of the original principal loan amount plus the interest on the unpaid balance accruing during the year of qualifying service, for each of the third and fourth years of full-time employment; and
(iii) 30 percent of the original principal loan amount plus the interest on the unpaid balance accruing during the year of qualifying service, for the fifth year of full-time employment.
Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1087ee.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Code of Federal Regulations Title 34. Education § 34.674.57 Cancellation for law enforcement or corrections officer service—Federal Perkins, NDSL, and Defense loans - last updated October 03, 2022 | https://codes.findlaw.com/cfr/title-34-education/cfr-sect-34-674-57.html
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