ECE Educator Loan Forgiveness

The ECE Educator Loan Forgiveness program is for ECE Educators to receive loan forgiveness. The Round 2 application is now closed.

Round 2 applications closed September 15, 2022 with a distribution of funds starting in January 2023. The Round 3 application link will be open from April 15, 2023 - May 31, 2023.

Applicants may receive up to $5,000 in Federal Loan Forgiveness annually. This is a one-year program. Applicants must re-apply for program consideration each year. With limited funds, not every applicant will receive loan forgiveness.

Financial Wellness Support (including help navigating the Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program, counseling to find the best student loan repayment strategy for your situation and more) will be made available free of charge to up to 3,000 applicants through

For application instructions and a checklist of information you will need to complete your online application, please click here. Fillable Employment Verification PDF can be found here.

Fill out your application here.

For FAQ, please read the informational booklet in English or in Spanish

Program Flyer / Program Flyer-Spanish

Who Qualifies

  • Birth through five ECE Educators can qualify for up to $5,000 annually
    • "ECE Educators" include: ECE Teachers, ECE Special Service Providers, ECE Directors, Floaters, Assistant Teachers and Paraprofessionals (who may or may not have educator licensure).
  • ECE Educators must be currently employed full-time in a licensed childcare program
  • Priority given to individuals early in their career and bilingual professionals
  • Must register or already be registered with PDIS (FREE)
  • Only applicants with Federal Student Loans in their name qualify (check to see if you have qualifying loans here.) 

Additional Educator Loan Forgiveness Resources

Please click here for information and updates about other external loan forgiveness opportunities for educators through the federal government, etc.


For program and eligibility questions:

Application technical questions (passwords, sign-in issues, etc.):


Informational Flipbook for ECE Loan Forgiveness Program - English


Informational Flipbook for ECE Loan Forgiveness- Spanish