Loan Forgiveness

Loan Forgiveness

NV – Coalition

Borrowers of certain U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) loans may quality for deferment, forbearance or cancellation of all or part of their loans for teaching service in a designated low-income school or in a designated teacher shortage area/subject-matter shortage area, depending on the type of loans and when the loans were made.

Speech-language pathologists and audiologists employed by a Nevada school district, charter school, private or parochial school may qualify for loan forgiveness, loan deferments or the reduction of a teaching obligation depending on the type of loans and the date the loans were taken out.

Deferment is a temporary postponement of payments (principal and, in some cases, interest) on the loan.

Forbearance is a temporary postponement or reduction on the loan.

Cancellation means that the borrower will no longer be responsible for repaying all or a portion of the loan, including interest, once he or she has performed qualifying teaching service.

To find out more go to:

Borrowers with FFEL, SLS, Stafford, Perkins, and/or Paul Douglas Loans:
To find out more about the eligibility requirements for teacher loan forgiveness, go to and follow this sequence of steps Select Repaying or Repayment Information.

  • Go to the Nevada Department of Education website for a listing of Nevada’s designated “Teacher Shortage Areas” and copy of the Memorandum:
  • Go to the USDOE website for a current nationwide listing of designated “Teacher Shortage Areas”: