Support the Loan Forgiveness for Educators Act!
The Loan Forgiveness for Educators Act would reward committed educators who support our most underserved students.
The Loan Forgiveness for Educators Act was recently introduced by Sen. Ben Ray Lujan (NM), Rep. Teresa Leger Fernandez (NM), and Rep. Jahana Hayes (CT). The bill would update the existing Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program and expand access to include early childhood educators and K-12 school leaders. The legislation would completely eliminate an educator’s student loans after five years of service in a high-need school and would make the monthly loan payments during that time.
Student loan debt can have significant impacts on educator recruitment and retention, and inequitable access to a well-prepared and diverse educator workforce has become a feature of our nation’s education system. The Loan Forgiveness for Educators Act would reward committed educators who support our most underserved students. It is an important recruitment, retention, and diversity strategy to help address the educator shortage.
Use the form below to contact your Senators and Representative and ask them to cosponsor the Loan Forgiveness for Educators Act.