Loan Forgiveness Program
Select the link below for more information on the specific program.
Nebraska – Forgivable Loans
EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING ACT FORGIVABLE LOANS (Rule 25) – For Nebraska residents currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate teacher education program at an eligible Nebraska institution:
For eligible students working towards their initial certificate to teach in Nebraska. Attracting Excellence to Teaching Program (AETP)
For current teachers in Nebraska schools working toward their graduate degree. Enhancing Excellence in Teaching Program (EETP)
US Department of Education – Loan Forgiveness
You may qualify for a grant while you are in school, or you may qualify for loan forgiveness while teaching depending upon the type of student loan you have. Because each federal student loan has very specific requirements and specifications, it is helpful to know the type of loan you received before visiting websites or talking to customer service representatives. If you are unsure about the type of loan you have, contact either the financial aid office of the university/college you attended or the loan guarantor that holds your loan to assist you. The USDE offers grants to students and loan forgiveness to those who teach full-time in a low-income school or in a content shortage area.
Loan Forgiveness for Perkins Loans
Loan Forgiveness for Stafford Loans
Search for Low-Income Schools
A listing of designated low-income schools is available from the Teacher Cancellation Low Income Directory on the USDE web site. If you have questions regarding the list of schools, please contact the Title I Office of the Nebraska Department of Education at 402-471-2481.
Search for Teacher Shortage Areas