Teaching in a field with a shortage Cancellation

For employment as a full-time teacher in a field with a shortage, you may be eligible for partial cancellation of your Federal Perkins Loan, if you meet certain criteria.

  • the majority of classes must be taught in the borrower’s field of expertise
  • that field of expertise must be:
    • science
    • mathematics
    • a foreign language
    • bilingual education, or
    • a subject determined by the State Department of Education to have a shortage of qualified teachers

If you feel that you qualify for cancellation because you teach in a field with a shortage of teachers, you may verify that your school is in the list of federally-designated teacher shortage areas at the government’s Teacher Cancellation site.