Little Lukes Teachers and Therapy Professionals Eligible for Federal Loan Forgiveness Programs


Certified teachers and related education and therapy professionals may be eligible for loan forgiveness when working at Little Lukes. This applies to certain loans including Perkins and Stafford Loans.  Little Lukes has designation by the US Department of Education as an educational service agency classified as a low-income school for the following school years:  2016-2017, 2015-2016, 2014-2015, 2013-2014, 2012-2013

Details and links to more information available at Federal Student Aid.  


According to the NY State website, “The Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program is intended to encourage individuals to enter and continue in the teaching profession. If you teach fulltime for five complete and consecutive academic years in certain elementary and secondary schools and educational service agencies that serve low-income families, and meet other qualifications, you may be eligible for forgiveness of up to a combined total of $17,500 on your Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans and your Subsidized and Unsubsidized Federal Stafford Loans.”

 

According to the U.S. Department of Education, the school or educational service agency listed below is officially classified as a low-income school for the 2012-2017 school year:

Little Luke’s Preschool, NY State, “Special School”

(Please note we are listed as Luke’s not Lukes on the agency list.) It is listed under Onondaga county as the agency address, but all Little Lukes sites are qualified and eligible for teacher loan forgiveness. 


Speech Pathology, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Special Education Teachers, Counseling and Recreational Therapy are also included under the Perkins program loan forgiveness according to Federal Student Aid. 

If you have a Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL), Federal Direct Loan, or Federal Perkins Loan/NDSL, and you are teaching at this school or educational service agency which serves low-income families, you may be eligible to have your loan payments postponed or canceled.


For information on how to apply for Teacher Loan Forgiveness or Teacher Loan Cancellation, please review Forgiveness, Cancellation, and Discharge on the Federal Student Aid Website.


Please contact your center’s HR Director if you need a letter to certify specific years of employment with Little Lukes as you submit your loan paperwork. Little Lukes is a leading employer in Oswego County, Onondaga County and Jefferson County for Special Education Teachers, Certified Teachers, Early Education Teachers, Preschool Teachers, Speech Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists and School Psychologists. Apply today at apply@littlelukes.com or visit our Little Lukes Website.

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