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The 2014-2015 EETP
Application is now closed

A Special Application is now open for classes that BEGIN between January 1, 2015 and June 30, 2015 and will close November 4, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. or when funding has all been allocated.

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Related Information

Additional information about the EETP is available from the documents listed below or by contacting Karen Buller at 402-471-4837 or

Program Information Sheet


Application Materials
** Available only during open application periods

Nebraska Teacher Shortage Reports

Rule 25 - Regulations Governing the Excellence in Teaching Act

Loan Recipient Forms

USDE Teacher Cancellation Low Income Directory - for low income school designation
Very Sparse School Districts in Nebraska

Excellence in Teaching Act Forgivable Loans

On April 22, 2009, the Excellence in Teaching Act (§§ 79-8,132−79-8,140 R.R.S.) was signed by Governor Heineman revising the existing Attracting Excellence to Teaching Program and authorizing the Enhancing Excellence in Teaching Program.

Enhancing Excellence in Teaching Program

The Enhancing Excellence in Teaching Program (EETP) provides forgivable loans to Nebraska teachers enrolled in an eligible graduate program at an eligible Nebraska institution.

For an overview of the EETP program through March 1, 2014 CLICK HERE.

Eligible students may apply, on an annual basis, for an EETP loan in an amount of up to $175 per credit hour, or a maximum of $3,000, for coursework that has been identified by the institution as part of the student's graduate program. In return for receiving an EETP loan, the student agrees to complete the graduate program that s/he is currently enrolled in and maintain full-time employment in an accredited or approved public or private school in Nebraska. If the student meets the loan forgiveness obligations, loans will be forgiven, beginning after the first two years of full-time teaching, in an amount up to $3,000 for each year of teaching or in an amount up to $6,000 for each year of teaching if the student teaches in a school district that has been classified as very sparse or in a school building in which at least 40% of the students qualify for the poverty factor.

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