What is the Stafford Loan Forgiveness Program for Teachers?

stafford-loan-logoThe Federal Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program is intended to encourage individuals to enter and continue in the teaching profession. Under this program, individuals who teach full-time for five consecutive, complete academic years in certain elementary and secondary schools that serve low-income families and meet other qualifications, may be eligible for forgiveness.

Teachers interested in pursuing the loan forgiveness program are encouraged to visit the Stafford Loan Forgiveness Program website for more information and an application.

The official list of schools designated annually as low-income (greater than 30% poverty according to the loan forgiveness program criteria) can be found at the …