For employment as a full-time employee as a speech pathologist, you may be eligible for partial cancellation of their Perkins Loan made on or after August 14, 2008, if you meet certain criteria.
- A speech pathologist is someone who evaluates or treats disorders that affect a person’s speech; language; cognition; voice; swallowing and the rehabilitative or corrective treatment of physical or cognitive deficits/disorders resulting in difficulty with communication, swallowing, or both
- has obtained a postgraduate academic degree awarded after the completion of an academic program of up to six years in duration (excluding a doctorate or professional degree)
- the speech pathologist must have a master’s degree
- be working exclusively with Title 1–eligible schools