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Student Loan Forgiveness for Teachers

Up to $17,500 of Direct and Stafford student loans and up to 100% of Perkins student loans can be forgiven or cancelled for your work as a full-time special education teacher after graduation.

There are two types of loan forgiveness programs for teachers:

  • Teacher loan forgiveness for Direct Subsidized Loans, Direct Unsubsidized Loans, Subsidized Federal Stafford Loans, and Unsubsidized Federal Stafford Loans
  • Teacher cancellation for Federal Perkins Loans

Visit this Federal Student Aid website for detailed information and applications for these programs.