The Loan Forgiveness Program offers New York State certified classroom teachers and school-based pedagogic clinicians working in specified shortage areas and bilingual education the opportunity to have student loans repaid. Applicants must complete 6 years of service in a NYC public school within an assigned area of shortage. Applications are available June 15th through November 15th for the upcoming school year. Applications must be completed and submitted within the semester of hire or the teacher/clinician will not be eligible to participate in the program. Confirmation of applications are sent immediately, and preliminary eligibility is established once required documentation is received. Final eligibility is determined by the end of year verification of employment and overall rating.