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I'm curious if there is any correlation between states where teachers have a higher level of student loans and student scholastic performance.

What are the cost of the services at Summer? I am grateful for this thread but would love more individualized advice!

What's the average student loan debt teachers have, and how long does it take to pay back?

I worked at a charter school for four years and will be starting my third year in a regular public school. Do I have any opportunities for loan forgiveness or is that gone?

What's the highest debt load you've seen a teacher have?

Do you do anything for teachers in California?


Do you know how much of a factor student loans are in contributing to teachers leaving the profession within five years?


I have 43 in debt (first gen college student) and have been teaching for 10 years. Feels a bit hopeless. Any recommendations on how to get this over with in the next five years?


Thanks for doing this Paul! I'm pretty interested in data on this. Do some states have teachers w/ more student loans than others? Is there a gender gap?


Hi everyone! Our team is looking forward to answering your questions about student debt repayment today. We’ll be popping in and out throughout the day—looking forward to chatting with you all!

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I did an alternative program while teaching the first 2 years and now officially have my license. This is my second masters, I have about 80,000 debt. Where do I start for loan forgiveness? In Chicago


I often hear about teachers getting cheated out of their PSLF after years of payments. How do I avoid this happening to me? How do I find out if they will forgive my loans after my 10 years?


STEM teacher here. what are some good loan forgiveness plans. this will be my 5th year traching and I am working on my masters.


Are charter school teachers covered by loan forgiveness programs?


I heard the fed. government won't do loan forgiveness after 10 years working public service. Is this true?


Oh my god, I'm so thankful for this! New teacher here, 43k salary / 64k debt. Halp!!! Are there special savings plans for teachers to help with this?

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