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Public Policy : Policy Information Last Updated: Dec 28th, 2006 - 18:35:55

Loan Forgiveness for Special Education Teachers
Dec 28, 2006, 18:32

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SPECIAL EDUCATI ON TEACHERS can now be forgiven $17,500
in federal student loans

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

The nation s 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.

Go to: www.finaid.org/ loans/ forgiveness.phtml
http:/ /studentaid.ed.gov/POR

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