Oregon Department of Education
Working Gears

School Eligibility for the Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program


Oregon Department of Education’s role in the Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program is to add eligible schools by school year to the Teacher Cancellation Low Income (TCLI) Directory.

Once a school is listed in the TCLI Directory, teachers in the school may contact their loan provider to understand the necessary steps to determine eligibility for Federal Program Loan Forgiveness.

For teachers and others looking into loan forgiveness and cancellation:

Contact the originator of your loan or the financial aid office from which you received your degree to obtain information specific to your loan, qualifications, and options. The information detailed in the informational document available below is intended to assist educators seeking Loan Forgiveness Program resources.

Please click HERE PDF to view/download a Teacher Loan Forgiveness informational document.

How schools are added to the TCLI Directory:


To be automatically added the school must:
  • Qualify for 30.02+% of low income students according to the Free and Reduced Lunch Program survey data collected by the Oregon Department of Education Nutrition Office or by the Community Eligibility Program (CEP).
AND
  • Be in a school district that qualifies for funds under Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965 as amended.
OR BE AN ELIGIBLE:
  • Juvenile Detention Education Program (JDEP) facility
  • Youth Corrections Education Program (YCEP) facility
  • Long Term Care & Treatment Education Program (LTCT) facility
  • Educational Service District (ESD)
These schools are automatically added to the TCLI Directory for the current school year in May.

To be added through the School Eligibility Application:
  1. School must be registered as a school with Oregon Department of Education (having an Institution ID#).
  2. Non-Public schools must be nonprofit and a copy of IRS approval for non-profit status must be included with the School Eligibility Application.
  3. School must be a public or other nonprofit elementary or secondary school.
  4. School must be in a school district that qualifies for funds under Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education (ESEA) Act of 1965, as amended.
  5. School must have 30.02+% of the school’s total enrollment made up of children who qualify for services provided under Title I (low income students). This percentage may be determined through the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) or the school may submit alternative poverty documentation such as Parent Income Survey MS-Word information.

Approved schools will be added to the TCLI Directory for the applied school years (if the school applied for the current school year it will be added in June).

Please click HERE to download the School Eligibility Application.

To check if a school is listed on the Teacher Cancellation Low Income (TCLI) Directory:
  • Click HERE to go to the TCLI Directory site.
  • Select state (Oregon)
  • Select the School Year you are verifying (current school year is updated in May at the end of the year)
  • Enter the School Name
  • Click "Search"


Teachers please note:

The Oregon Department of Education acts only as a liaison for the Loan Forgiveness Program in that we approve eligible schools to be added to the Teacher Cancellation Low Income (TCLI) Directory.

Once a school is listed in the TCLI Directory, teachers in the school may contact their loan provider to understand the necessary steps to determine eligibility for Federal Program Loan Forgiveness.

For teachers and others looking into loan forgiveness and cancellation, contact the originator of your loan or the financial aid office from which you received your degree to obtain information specific to your loan, qualifications, and options. The information detailed in the informational document available below is intended to assist educators seeking Loan Forgiveness Program resources.

Please click HERE PDF to view/download a Teacher Loan Forgiveness informational document.



LINKS


Contacts
  • Emily Swope Email    (503) 947-5642
    Federal Systems - Administrative Specialist
  • Theresa Richards Email    (503) 947-5922
    Federal Systems - Director