Federal Perkins Loan Teacher Cancellation program applies to teachers who have taught in an elementary or secondary school as a:
If a borrower is eligible for teacher cancellation under any of the categories, up to 100 percent of the loan may be canceled for teaching service in the following increments:
To qualify for the federal
Teacher Loan Forgiveness program a teacher must have been employed as a full-time teacher for five consecutive, complete academic years in an elementary or secondary school designated as a low-income school by the U.S. Department of Education.
Teachers may receive up to either $5,000 or $17,500 of loan cancellation on direct subsidized and unsubsidized loans and subsidized and unsubsidized Federal Stafford Loans if they teach in a low-income school.
A fully qualified elementary or secondary teacher is eligible for up to $5,000 in loan forgiveness if they teach in a low-income school.Teachers may receive up to $17,500 in loan forgiveness if they are fully qualified and are a teacher of mathematics or science in an eligible secondary school or a special education teacher.