Educational Benefits

Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF)

The PSLF program “is intended to encourage individuals to enter and continue in full-time public-service employment by forgiving the remaining balance” of certain student loans. Due to recent changes in the law, persons who have worked for non-profits and employees who work for PCA, may be eligible to participate in the PSLF Program.

You are encouraged to carefully review the eligibility requirements. Note that the U.S. Department of Education has published the “Employment Certification for Public Service Loan Forgiveness” form and established a process to assist borrowers in monitoring their repayment progress. If you have questions about the PSLF Program see the PSLF Program’s website, contact the US Department of Education or your accountant.

Tuition Assistance Program

Full-time regular employees in good standing are eligible to apply for tuition assistance, which can be used for credit courses offered by institutions of higher learning (including community colleges, colleges and universities) accredited by a recognized accreditation organization. Courses must be relevant to improving the employee’s performance in a current position or in a position to which an employee might reasonably expect to be transferred or promoted at PCA.

Continuing Education

PCA provides training for its own staff and for others in the aging network throughout the year.  Among the offerings are training in behavioral health; serving diverse populations; management coaching; grant-writing; CPR and First Aid; and office skills including Microsoft Word and Excel. Classes are free of charge; enrollment is on a first-come, first served basis.

In addition, PCA hosts a Regional Conference on Aging and M. Powell Lawton Conference, each of which offers opportunities to earn Continuing Education Units (CEU). Learn more.

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