At current levels, student debt isn't just a burden; it's becoming a barrier to the American Dream. Current federal programs to ease student debt burden include both income driven repayment plans and loan forgiveness programs for those who work in public service, including teaching. As the U.S. becomes more diverse and income inequality grows, public service shouldn't only be a career option for those who can afford it. You shouldn't need to have millions in your pockets to fuel the public service in your heart.
Income-driven repayment and loan forgiveness programs ensure that all Americans can be teachers or social workers or police officers. One-fourth of the workforce may be eligible for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF), but many qualified borrowers are often not aware of their debt repayment options; this is why NEA has launched Degrees Not Debt to support students, educators, education support professionals, their families and communities.
With so many NSEA members fresh out of college, school debt and loan forgiveness are hot topics. The NEA’s Degrees Not Debt emphasis can help you!
· Degrees Not Debt: www.NEA.org/DegreesNotDebt