Can a Parent PLUS Loan be forgiven?

The short answer is yes.

And no.

Confused yet?

You’re not alone. Among the myriad of confusing steps along the journey of paying for college, the forgiveness of loans borrowed by parents to pay for their children’s education is one of the most perplexing. It may also be one of the most critical questions for many families. With undergraduate federal student loans capped at $31,000, far short of the total cost of most four-year colleges, parents are required to bear much of the borrowing responsibility for college, and many are left wondering if there are avenues available to them for debt relief.

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