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Loan Forgiveness Program

Educator Shortage

A very challenging issue facing education is addressing teacher shortages in identified areas and the

retention of teachers within North Dakota. In part, the Teacher Shortage Loan Forgiveness Program

addresses these issues. Your assistance in communicating with teachers and students who might pursue

the profession in your system would be helpful.

The Teacher Shortage Loan Forgiveness Program will reduce the student loan indebtedness of approved

applicants by $1,000 per year for a maximum of three years for recipients who teach at a grade level or

in a content area identified as a teacher shortage area by the Superintendent of Public Instruction. The following list may change and therefore checking with the Superintendent's office is encouraged.

Information Technology English as a Second Language

Career Clusters Health Careers

Technology Education (Industrial Arts) Music

Physical Education Art

Languages/Native American Languages Trade and Industrial Education

Agricultural Education Marketing Education

Family and Consumer Science Mathematics

Science Business and Office Technology / Business Education

English Language Arts Social Studies

Additional information and loan applications are available on our Web site at, and

clicking on Students, Paying for College, and North Dakota Grants & Scholarships. Your assistance is

greatly appreciated.