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.
How to Apply
- Download and print the Teacher Loan Forgiveness Application (PDF).
- 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.
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||
|Full time in a secondary school as a highly qualified teacher||
|Special education in an elementary or secondary school and work only with children with disabilities||
|Science or math in a secondary school||