Applications now open for high-needs educator student loan payment program

Delaware educators who work in high-needs districts or content areas are eligible to apply for this year’s High Needs Educator Student Loan Payment program.


Created under Governor John Carney, Delaware’s educator student loan repayment program provides eligible educators with up to $2,000 a year to repay their student loans. Educators who work in certification areas in which Delaware has a shortage or educators who work in Delaware high-needs schools are eligible to apply.


Educators can apply for the loan repayment program online ( through 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 1, 2019.


For the 2019-2020 academic year, the budget for this program increased to $700,000.


Learn more about the importance of the program from first-year recipients at


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