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Teach these subjects? Have your college debt deferred or forgiven!

HSTA and NEA's college debt workshops set on Maui, Oahu in November

The feds have designated the following subjects as teacher shortage areas, meaning Hawaii public school educators who teach these subjects could qualify to have their student loans deferred or canceled:

  • Career and Technical Education
  • Language Arts -- English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Special Education
  • World Languages
  • World Languages -- Hawaiian
  • World Languages -- Hawaiian Immersion 

Here are the details of several programs that offer loan deferrals or loan cancellation, as well as contact information.

HSTA and NEA's Degrees Not Debt workshops set for November

Degrees not Debt is a student loan forgiveness workshop presented by NEA Member Benefits that focuses on how teachers who teach in "high impact schools" can get a portion of their Federal Loans forgiven. This workshop also covers the basics of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program, which applies to all full-time HSTA members who have federal Loans.
Save the dates for the next Degrees Not Debt workshops: 
November 15 on Maui -- location, time, other details to be announced
November 16  on Oahu (virtual) at HSTA HQ -- time, other details to be announced. This session will be by video conference so members statewide can participate. You must pre-register to watch by video.

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Author: Keoki Kerr
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