Who It’s For: Teachers who work for a public school in a designated high-need teacher position. High-need positions are considered to be filled by teachers that teach bilingual education, early childhood education, special education, science, technology, engineering, mathematics, career technical education courses, or teach in a low performing school which serves a high percentage of economically disadvantaged students (40% or more of the students receive free & reduced lunch). They must sign up for a service obligation of at least two years to qualify.
How to Apply: You can access the application directly on the program’s website, but only when the application cycle is active. Applications open on April 15 and close July 1.
What Loans Qualify: Only federal student loans are eligible for this program.
How Much?: The award amount varies depending on the school’s need for the designated high-need teacher position the teacher’s total education indebtedness and available balances in the TLRP fund.
Anything Else I Should Know?: This program is not available to people who are using their teaching service to qualify for a federal program, such as Teacher Loan Forgiveness.