Iowa Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program

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Amount
Awarded

$10,000

Awarded

Application Deadline

November 20, 2020

Friday
Awarded By:

Iowa College Student Aid Commission

Number of Awards & Eligibility: The number of awards offered varies annually.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must be a resident of Iowa.
  3. Must be a U.S. citizen.
  4. Must be teaching in a designated teacher shortage area. The shortage areas are listed online at https://www.iowacollegeaid.gov/teachiowascholar
  5. Must be a a fully licensed teacher whose first teaching position in Iowa began no earlier than January 1, 2013. For the purposes of this program, a "teacher" is defined as an individual holding a practitioner's license, issued by the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners, who is employed in an instructional, non-administrative position by a school district or area education agency. K-12 principal is not considered an instructional position.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: This award is available to Iowa educators who are teaching in a shortage subject area, as designated by the Iowa Department of Education. The award is in the form of forgiveness of the recipient's outstanding student loan debt.

Application requirements for the Iowa Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program are:

  • Application form
  • Employment verification.
Additional Information: The applicant must owe a balance on an eligible federal student loan (Stafford or Consolidation). If outstanding loan balance is less than the maximum forgiveness award, the amount awarded will not exceed the applicant's outstanding principal and interest. The applicant must also be in good standing with all federal student loan accounts.

Award Amount: Awards are for a loan repayment of up to $4,000 per year of eligible teaching service. Students must re-apply each year, and can receive forgiveness for no more than five consecutive years.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $10,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Friday, November 20, 2020

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Friday, November 20, 2020

Applications open Sept. 1st. Submit befre the deadline.
Contact: Karen Misjak
Address: 430 E. Grand Ave., FL 3 Des Moines, Iowa 50309

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