Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program

The purpose of the federal Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program is to encourage individuals to enter and continue in the teaching profession. You may qualify if you teach full time at a low-income school and meet other qualifications.

View full details of the Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program at the Federal Student Aid website.

How to Apply

  1. Download and print the Teacher Loan Forgiveness Application (PDF).
  2. Mail your completed application and the required documentation (see below) to:

    AES Loan Forgiveness Group
    P.O. Box 2461
    Harrisburg, PA 17105-2461

If you need assistance completing this application, call us at 1-800-233-0557 ext. 5473 or email us at aescs@aesSuccess.org.

Required Documentation

Please be sure to send us hard copies of the following documentation with your application:

1. Letter from the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO)
The CAO (superintendent, assistant superintendent, principal, or assistant principal) at the school where you performed your qualifying teaching service must certify your completion and other teacher-specific qualifying attributes during the academic years for which you're requesting loan forgiveness.

If you taught at different schools… Then…
During different academic years Each CAO must certify your qualifying status.
Within one academic year but still completed a full academic year's service The CAO from either school may certify your eligibility.

2. Teacher-specific documentation

If you teach… Then we need…
Full time in a secondary school in a subject relevant to your academic major
  • A copy of your academic transcript (official or unofficial)
  • A letter from the CAO certifying the subject (by name) that you taught
Full time in a secondary school as a highly qualified teacher
  • A copy of your full state certification covering the academic years for which you're requesting forgiveness
Special education in an elementary or secondary school and work only with children with disabilities
  • A copy of your full state certification covering the academic years for which you're requesting forgiveness
  • A letter from the CAO certifying that you have taught only special education children in a self-contained or inclusive classroom
Science or math in a secondary school
  • A copy of your full state certification covering the academic years for which you're requesting forgiveness
  • A letter from your CAO stating that you have taught only secondary science or math