The Illinois Teachers and Child Care Providers Loan Repayment Program

Funding Type

Loan Forgiveness

Deadline

01/01/2050

Website

Grade Level

3rd-5th,
6th-8th,
9th-12th,
K-2nd,
PreK

Position

Classroom Teacher,
Pre-Service / Student Teacher

District Type

Rural,
Suburban,
Urban

Subject Area

English Language Arts,
Fine Arts,
Foreign Language,
Math,
Science,
Social Studies,
Technology / Media Centers

States

Illinois

This program provides grants to encourage academically talented Illinois students to teach in Illinois schools in low-income areas and to enter the early child care profession in such areas. If these obligations are met by a Federal Stafford loan borrower who has qualified for the federal government's loan forgiveness programs, Illinois may provide an additional matching grant of up to $5000 to the qualifying teacher to repay their student loan debt. To be eligible, you must be a U.S. citizen or an eligible non-citizen, an Illinois resident, a borrower who has had an amount of your educational loans forgiven under the federal government's loan forgiveness programs, have fulfilled your five-year teaching obligation in an Illinois elementary or secondary school designated as a low-income school or have worked full time for 2 consecutive years in a child care facility that serves a low-income area in Illinois.  The application must be submitted within 6 months of the date on the Notice of Federal Teacher Loan Forgiveness eligibility.  

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