Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – Student borrowers can now begin submitting applications for debt forgiveness. The Department of Education launched a beta test version of its student loan relief website. Borrowers can fill out an application in advance of the site’s official launch later this month.

Applications won’t be processed until the website officially opens, but those borrowers who submit their applications during the beta testing phase will not need to reapply.

Officials say the testing period will allow the department of education a chance to monitor and test site performance through real-world use and uncover any possible bugs. The formal application period runs through the end of 2023.