Math, Science, and
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New Loan Forgiveness Program For Future
Math, Science And Special Education Teachers
The Arizona Board of Regents announces the Arizona Loan Forgiveness Program
for Math, Science and Special Education Teachers, effective January 2008. This
program allows selected students to take out loans which will be subsequently
“forgiven” for those who meet specific teaching requirements.
The Math, Science and Special Education (MSSE) program is designed to encourage
talented students to enter the teaching profession and teach in Arizona. This program
requires a commitment to teaching Math and/or Science in a middle school or high
school, or Special Education in K-12.
The loan may cover up to the cost of in-state tuition, mandatory fees, and materials.
The loan can be received for up to five years of full-time enrollment.
Requirements for Loan Recipients
• Be a resident of the state of Arizona and eligible for in-state tuition.
• Be accepted for admission to, or currently enrolled in a course of instruction with the
intent to attain licensure as a teacher in math, science or special education at one of
Arizona’s public universities.
• Be pursuing their first bachelor’s degree.
• Enter into an agreement with the Board of Regents to teach in an Arizona public
school in a term equal to the number of years of loan received, plus one year.
• Sign a promissory note acknowledging the conditions of the loan and promising to
repay the loan amount plus interest if teaching obligation is unmet.
• Recipients must remain in good academic standing at the university. May receive
the loan for up to 5 years of full-time study.
Applicants will be selected based on the following criteria.
• Demonstrated academic aptitude in identified teaching area (Math, Science, or
• Evidence of like