I think I may have received partial student loan forgiveness. I had applied to consolidate the last two loans in hopes that I would receive the full $20k, my consolidation app is still in progress, but when I logged in to make a payment my new balance was $29,999.92; down from $35,500. I'm a little bummed but thankful. I'll take whatever.
I'll follow up on Monday and continue to make payments. It's strange that the balance is low but no information is provided as to why. My goal is to be done with this loan sometime next year.