Varies
Avg. Amount Awarded
323
Days
March 31 2022
Application Deadline
N/A
Renewable
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What you'll need:
  • Checkmark Other - A copy of your 3-year or 5-year Alternate Route Teaching License (a 1-yr interim certificate does not qualify). A copy of your current teaching contract showing that you currently teach in either a critical shortage area or critical subject area. Loan Data Verification sheet.
  • Checkmark Application Form
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Mississippi Teacher Loan Repayment Program

Description

Funds are available to help teachers pay back their undergraduate loans if they currently hold an Alternate Route Teaching License and currently teach in a Mississippi Teacher Critical Shortage Area (geographic or subject area). Applicants must: (1) hold a valid Mississippi Alternate Route Teaching License; (2) have federal undergraduate student loans in their name. Perkins and Graduate-level loans do not qualify; (3) not currently in default or delinquent on any federal, state, or local educational loan; (4) have not received funds from the Critical Needs Teacher Forgivable Loan Program, the William Winter Teacher Forgivable Loan Program, or the Teacher Education Scholars Forgivable Loan Program. Recipients receive up to $3,000 annually toward their undergraduate loans for a maximum of four years and $12,000. Awards are paid directly to the loan servicer. MTLR recipients are not eligible for any other state aid. Important dates are as follows: Application dates: October 1 March 31. Document deadline: April 30. Awards are made on a first-come, first-served basis.

Amount Details

$3,000
Low Amount Awarded

Eligibility Requirements

  • CheckmarkMust not be attending high school currently
  • CheckmarkRestricted to students studying in Mississippi

How to Apply

What you'll need:

  • Checkmark Other - A copy of your 3-year or 5-year Alternate Route Teaching License (a 1-yr interim certificate does not qualify). A copy of your current teaching contract showing that you currently teach in either a critical shortage area or critical subject area. Loan Data Verification sheet.
  • Checkmark Application Form
For more info, please visit our site
Contact sfa@mississippi.edu
Tel: 800-327-2980 Address 3825 Ridgewood Road
Jackson, MS 39211