Teacher Shortage Area Loan Forgiveness Program


The U.S. Department of Education (USED/USDoED) Teacher Loan Forgiveness Programs are intended to encourage individuals to enter and continue in the teaching profession. Borrowers of certain USED loans may quality for deferment, forbearance or cancellation of all or part of their loans for teaching service in a designated low-income school or in a designated teacher shortage area/subject-matter shortage area, depending on the type of loans and when the loans were made.

What & Why

Every year the Nevada Department of Education (NDE) submits a list of teacher shortage areas to the U.S. Department of Education (USED). The NSHA/NV Coalition assists NDE in gathering teacher shortage information from each school district, charter schools (District 18), private and parochial schools. This information is used to complete the written documentation requested by the U.S. Department of Education in order to submit Nevada's "teacher shortage area" proposal for designation by the USED. Teachers with certain types of student loans may qualify for partial loan forgiveness, forbearance, deferment or cancellation benefits.

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