Ask any college graduate and the common thread in conversations are college loans. And the payback is always a strain on any professional's budget. Good News for North Dakota teachers!  North Dakota is offering a payback program for public and private school teachers.

State Superintendent Kirsten Baesler  said a debt forgiveness program is available for teachers in public and private schools (approved by the Dept. of Public Instruction), who are full time teachers in the state. Teachers can take advantage of this program to help assistance in payback of college debt.

Applications can be downloaded here.  The North Dakota University system is in charge of the teachers debt forgiveness program. Applications start April 1st. The deadline is midnight on May 16.

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Last year 426 teachers received a total of $424,885 in the debt forgiveness program.

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