Loan Forgiveness & Funding Opportunities

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A federal program designed to grant loan forgiveness to teachers who teach full-time for five consecutive years in certain elementary and secondary schools and educational service agencies that serve low-inome families.

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Connecticut public school teachers who teach in a state-identified subject matter shortage areas are eligible to receive mortgage assistance.
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This program provides grants to Illinois students to teach in Illinois schools in low-income areas and to enter the early child care profession.
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Reimburses eligible student loan expenses or pays an equivalent cash benefit to teachers trained in Oklahoma, have teaching certificates in math or science, and agree to teach in an Oklahoma public secondary school for at least five years
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This program provides financial assistance to Tennessee public school teachers seeking an advanced degree in a math or a science, or a certification to teach a math or a science.
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Recommended full-time students in at least their junior year of college are eligible to receive $3,750 through the Virginia Teaching Scholarship Program.
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The University of Washington College of Education has numerous awards and scholarships available for graduate students who are studying education or who are studying to be teachers.
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Minority undergraduate juniors or seniors enrolled in a teacher licensure program at an independent or University of Wisconsin institution are eligible to receive a $2,500 loan annually.
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Participants of this award must be enrolled in a program that prepares them to be licensed as teachers of the visually impaired or as orientation and mobility instructors.
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Perkins Loan Forgiveness began in 1972 and will forgive up to 100% of your loan for full-time teachers.

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Awards of $5,000 or less are given to applicants based on qualifications and interest in teaching.
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Illinois teachers or students who are pursuing a career in special education are eligible for this award. This program exempts individuals from paying tuition and fees at an eligible institution.
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TIL will fund full-time tuition and general fees for prospective teachers of Utah public schools for up to four years, or until certification requirements have been met.
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Iowa students who currently teach and are continuing their academic studies in designated shortage areas are eligible for forgivable loans provided they agree to teach in a shortage area upon graduation.
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This program provides for the direct repayment of educational loans. The total loan repayment assistance may not exceed $3,000 per year for up to four years.
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Maine undergraduate and graduate students pursuing careers in education are applicable for $3,000 and $6,000, respectively.
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This program is for Kentucky students pursuing teacher certification at participating Kentucky institutions.
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Recipients can receive up to $1,000 per year in continued loan forgiveness for each consecutive year they teach in a teacher shortage area, for a maximum of three years or $3,000.
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This award offers the recipient $3,000 per year, and can be renewed for up to four years.
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Residents of Delaware enrolled full time at a public Delaware college in an undergraduate program leading to teacher certification are eligible for a loan not to exceed the cost of tuition for fall and spring semesters.
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The State Teacher Education Program (STEP) provides assistance for eligible teachers with repayment of outstanding federal student loans.  STEP recipients may receive loan repayment for federal student loans in the amount of three thousand dollars ($3,000) per year for each year a licensed teache

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This program qualifies teachers in shortage areas for high education loan repayment for up to $5,000
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This program provides financial assistance to full-time employees of a Delaware school district or charter school who teach on an Emergency or Limited Standard Certificate in a critical need area.
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The Teacher Education Loan provides funding to cover education expenses for Alaska high school graduates nominated by rural school districts to pursue a degree in elementary or secondary education. Borrowers may be eligible for up to 100% forgiveness of their debt if they return to Alaska and teach in a rural area.
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Eligibility for an award is limited to a teacher who has earned a teaching degree and is certified to teach in West Virginia.

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Applicants must have earned a degree from a college or law school in Maryland, or a resident teacher certificate from the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE).
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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.

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The GTS scholarship is available to current full-time teachers in Mississippi public schools who are seeking a first master's degree in an approved program of study at a Mississippi college or university.
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Funds are available to assist teachers pay back their undergraduate loans if they currently hold an Alternate Route Teaching License and teach in a critical shortage area.
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Mississippi high school seniors and college undergraduates are eligible up to $4,000 per year for two years.
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The SC Teachers Loan Program helps with college expenses. These loans are canceled by teaching in South Carolina public schools in an area of critical need.