Through the North Dakota Teacher Shortage Loan Forgiveness Program qualifying applicants may be able to qualify for student loan forgiveness in the event that they provide services in areas that are considered to be in shortage. Read on to see eligibility requirements, award amounts, and the application process for the North Dakota Teacher Shortage Loan Forgiveness Program.
In order to be eligible for the North Dakota Teacher Shortage Loan Forgiveness Program, you will need to be a teacher in the state of North Dakota and working in an area that is considered to be in a shortage. You must be a licensed teacher with a full-time contract for at least nine months. If you meet the above criteria you may be eligible for this program.
How much can I expect to be awarded?
Through the North Dakota Teacher Shortage Loan Forgiveness Program, qualified applicants may be able to qualify for up to $1,000 per year for each year that you teach within a shortage area. Through this program you can qualify for a maximum of $3,000, meaning you can work in a shortage area for up to 3 years.
What loans qualify for this program?
• Stafford loans
• Grad PLUS loans
• Consolidation loans
• Perkins loans
• Loans from the Bank of North Dakota
How do I apply for this repayment program?
At this time, the State Legislature removed all student loan forgiveness programs from the official North Dakota state website. You can reach out to your state representative to see about getting this loan forgiveness program added back for your state.
At the time of writing this article, the program is currently no longer in existence. Be sure to check back to the official state website for updates as to when this program may be live again. You can find the state website here.