Financial Aid

Special education teachers can now be forgiven $17,500 in federal student loans!

Help ensure that every student is taught by a highly effective teacher and Receive $17,500 in college loan forgiveness!

The nations special education students are in dire need of qualified teachers. In 2005 federal government created an incentive to retain special education teachers in low-income schools by increasing the amount of loan forgiveness available for special education teachers who teach for five consecutive years in designated schools.

You are eligible if:

  • You received federal Stafford or Perkins loans.
  • You taught special education in a low-income school for five consecutive years.
  • You borrowed money after 1998.

This information is important for special education teachers, who can benefit now; any student interested in becoming a special education teacher; and high school and college guidance counselors, who share this information with interested students.

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