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Teacher Loan Forgiveness

Teaching is a popular career among military spouses due to portability. If considering a career in teaching or have already begun pursuing a teaching career consider the government funded teacher loan forgiveness and cancellation programs.

To be eligible:

The Teacher Loan Forgiveness and Cancellation Programs

The Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program is intended to encourage individuals to enter and continue in the teaching profession. Military spouses are common among educators and may find debt relief under this program. If you teach full-time for five complete and consecutive academic years in certain elementary and secondary schools and educational service agencies, and meet other qualifications, you may be eligible for forgiveness of up to a combined total of $17,500.

There are two types of loan forgiveness programs for teachers:

To be eligible:

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