Office of the Superintendent


Teachers Encouraged to Apply for Quality Educator Loan Assistance Program

Tuesday, March 1, 2011, 10:04 am

Applications are now available for the 2011 "Quality Educator Loan Assistance Program" for K-12 educators.
This is the fourth year of the Quality Educator Loan Assistance Program. It was authorized by the 2007 Legislature, and provides for the direct repayment of student loans to eligible teachers in Montana.  A teacher may qualify for loan repayment assistance of up to $3,000 per year for up to four years—a total of up to $12,000.
Great leaders were inspired in the classroom by extraordinary teachers. Montana has some of the best teachers in the nation. It is important that we do what we can to keep them here in Montana so they can inspire our young leaders and help build a brighter future.
Across the state, educators are helping students experience success. This program helps us recruit the right people for the right places and helps teachers pursue long-term careers in these fields without becoming burdened by student loan repayment.

The application is available here. (http://www.mgslp.org/Content/Managing_Your_Loan/Repayment_Options/Quality_Educator_Loan_Assistance_Program)

Click here to access a list of Frequently Asked Questions about the program. (http://opi.mt.gov/PDF/Superintendent/Qualified_Educator_Loan_Repayment_FAQ.pdf)

For more information visit the Montana Guaranteed Student Loan Program website here (http://www.mgslp.org/) or call them at 800-537-7508.

For more information, contact Madalyn Quinlan, 444-3168