Financial Aid

Loan Forgiveness

FAME Maine Educators for Maine Program

Educators for Maine Program recipients may be eligible for loan forgiveness.

Borrowers may have one year of their loan forgiven for each year of eligible return service as a teacher, including speech pathologist, or child care provider.

In addition, certain borrowers may have two years of their loan forgiven for each year of eligible return service teaching, including speech pathology, in an underserved subject area.”

More info:
www.famemaine.com/maine_grants_loans/educators-for-maine-loan-forgiveness/

Scholarships

TEACH Grant

“The TEACH Grant Program provides grants of up to $4,000 a year to students who are completing or plan to complete course work needed to begin a career in teaching.”

More info:
studentaid.ed.gov/sa/types/grants-scholarships/teach

Hannaford Teacher Renewal Scholarship Program

“The Hannaford Scholar award is given to practicing certified (including transitional and conditional) classroom teachers for the purpose of taking University of Maine System courses that will lead to the improvement of teaching in mathematics, science, or foreign language.”

More info:
umaine.edu/stuaid/scholarships/the-hannaford-teacher-renewal-scholarship-program/

Each spring, all education majors are provided with the opportunity to apply for College of Education and Human Development Scholarships as well as Cole Foundation Scholarships. Scholarship applications are typically emailed to students. We would like to extend our gratitude to the Cole Family Foundation for their continued support of our students.