Rural Undergraduate Loan Forgiveness Program

RRI Undergraduate Loan Forgiveness Program
Posted on 05/01/2020
Student Loan ForgivenessThe Undergraduate Loan Forgiveness Program is available to all classroom teachers in the MCSD.  The Program is funded by the Rural Teacher Recruitment and Retention Initiative (RRI) pursuant to FY20 Proviso 1A.54 funds. 

The Program gives classroom teachers the opportunity to apply for up to $5,000 to be used to help pay down undergraduate loan balances.  Attached you will find a Program Packet. 

Guidance counselors, media specialists, and speech therapists are not eligible to participate.  The Packet should explain in full the application process and provide all the necessary forms for classroom teachers to complete and submit. 

Please review the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document in the Packet and view the explanatory video at https://www.cerra.org/rriloan.html. 

Classroom teachers who wish to apply please note that the completed application and all required documentation must be delivered to CERRA between June 15, 2020 and August 7, 2020. Do not send to the district office. 

Applications and required documentation delivered before June 15, 2020, or after August 2, 2020, will not be considered.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Classroom teachers will meet the 152-day eligibility requirement, despite districts being closed for a significant period this spring due to COVID 19, as long as they are “working from home” per district directives. 

If you have other questions about the application process or their specific situation, please refer to the FAQ document, the explanatory video, or send in their question(s) to loanforgiveness@cerra.org
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