Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program

Introduction

The University of Wisconsin System is a qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) and Temporary Expanded Public Service Loan Forgiveness (TEPSLF) programs.

The UW-Shared Services (UWSS) Verifications Office processes employment verifications for the PSLF program for all UW campuses.

Instructions

  1. Complete and print Pages 1 and 2 of the federal PSLF/TEPSLF form found on the Federal StudentAid website
  2. Sections 1 and 2 (Page 1) must be completed, signed, and dated by the employee.
  3. Employees can complete Section 3 on their own or submit to our office for completion. When completing Section 3, use the following information:

    1. Employer name: University of Wisconsin System
    2. FEIN: 396006492
    3. Employer address: 660 W. Washington Avenue, Suite 201, Madison, WI 53703
    4. Question 9: Yes (skip questions 10-13)

  4. Complete and print the UWSS cover sheet

    1. Include full name, phone number, and preferred email address.
    2. If known, include your 8-digit UW System EmplID (this number is often different from your campus ID.) If not known, leave blank.
    3. Select one of the following two options:

      • You would like our office to submit the completed form to MOHELA on your behalf.
      • You would like to submit the form to your servicer once verified and signed.
    4. Indicate your personal mailing address or fax number for us to return the original. Our office will not send the completed forms via email.
    5. Include any notes you have about your employment history that may help our team (e.g., I would like you to verify part-time employment as well as full-time employment).

  5. Submit the cover sheet plus pages 1-2 of the PSLF/TEPSLF form to our office using one of the following four methods. NEVER send attachments with social security numbers via email. All forms containing social security numbers via email will be deleted.

    1. Fax: (608) 890-2327 OR (608) 890-2371

    2. UWSS Verifications Office
      660 W Washington Ave, Suite 201
      Madison, WI 53703

    3. Secure dropbox available on 2nd floor between 7AM and 6PM, Monday through Friday.

    4. Our office will only accept forms sent via email if each of the following criteria are met:

      • You are able to provide your 8-digit UW SYSTEM EMPLID (not necessarily your local campus ID) so we can find your employment history.

        If you're unsure of what your EMPLID is:
        Current employees: EMPLIDs are on your paystub.
        Former employees: your local HR office should be able to assist OR you will need to submit your PSLF via fax, mail, or drop off (instructions are on the website indicated below).

        If you're unable to locate your EMPLID, please fax, mail, or drop-off your paperwork.

      • Your entire SSN and DOB must be removed from the attachment and body of the email. Including both page 1 and the top of page 2 of the PSLF application. Any attachments sent with your SSN on either page or in the body of the email will be deleted.

      • The email is sent to serviceoperations@uwss.wisconsin.edu with the following Subject Line: [First Name] [Last Name] – EMPLID: [XXXXXXXX] – PSLF Request
      We will not be able to forward emailed documents on to MOHELA. They will be verified, signed, and returned to you at the email sent from.

      Email requests will be responded to in the order received (this may take up to 3 business days).

What's Next?

The UWSS Verifications Office will confirm the begin/end dates and average hours worked with the information in the HRS Database. If there are significant changes to what the employee indicated for begin/end dates or average hours, a copy of the job history will be printed and sent to the employee with the completed employment verification.

Our office will also confirm the following information on the PSLF/TEPSLF Certification & Application.


PSLF/TEPSLF forms will be verified within 3 business days of receipt. Employees can expect to receive their forms in the mail within 5-8 business days (or via fax within 3-4 business days).

If it has been more than 7 days since a form was faxed to our office or more than 14 days since a form was mailed to our office, send your inquiry to serviceoperations@uwss.wisconsin.edu to ensure our office received your paperwork. (Do not attach PSLF paperwork to your email unless your social security number has been redacted from ALL pages).

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