As an educator, you may be able to have part, or all, of your federal student loans forgiven. The NEA Student Loan Forgiveness Navigator can help you find and apply for money-saving programs.
how it helps
The NEA Student Loan Forgiveness Navigator helps you locate federal student loan repayment plans and student loan forgiveness programs that can reduce your financial burden—and help keep you in the classroom.
If you choose to enroll in a repayment or forgiveness program, the Navigator will populate all the necessary information in the correct Department of Education application.
You also can e-file directly through the Navigator to help save time and prevent errors that could lead to application approval delays. NEA members can file electronically at a reduced cost of $29.95.
Did you know that repayment plans require you to prove your educator eligibility each year? This tool lets you easily “recertify” by printing and submitting paperwork by mail at no cost. E-filing is also available at a discounted price for NEA members.
Thomas J. Bugos II, a Seminole Education Association (SEA) member in Florida, tried out the NEA Student Loan Forgiveness Navigator powered by Savi and realized he could dramatically shrink his $32,000-plus in student loans. “I am ecstatic at how much I can save!”
How It Works
These repayment plans set your monthly student loan payment to an affordable amount based on your income and family size. They include:
Teachers can be eligible for student loan forgiveness—meaning you are no longer required to repay some, or all, of your loan—because they provide a public service. Some programs that offer student loan forgiveness for teachers include:
Terms & Conditions
Borrowers are solely responsible for any determination to enroll in an Income-Driven Repayment and/or federal loan forgiveness programs.
NEA and its affiliate staff cannot be held liable for borrowers’ decision to enroll or not enroll in a federal student loan repayment or loan forgiveness programs.
Borrowers can access student loan repayment and forgiveness options and start the enrollment process at the Department of Education at no charge.