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Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program - School Eligibility

Oregon Department of Education's Role:

Oregon Department of Education’s role in the Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program is to add eligible schools by school year to the Teacher Cancellation Low Income (TCLI) Directory. Once a school is listed in the TCLI Directory, teachers in the school may contact their loan provider to understand the necessary steps to determine eligibility for Federal Program Loan Forgiveness.

For teachers and others looking into loan forgiveness and cancellation:

Contact the originator of your loan or the financial aid office from which you received your degree to obtain information specific to your loan, qualifications, and options. Information available in the Teacher Loan Forgiveness Informational Document is intended to assist educators seeking Loan Forgiveness Program resources.

Criteria to be listed on the TCLI Directory for the State of Oregon:

  1. School must be registered as a school with Oregon Department of Education (having an Institution ID#).
  2. School must be a public or other nonprofit elementary or secondary school.
  3. School must be in a school district that qualifies for funds under Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education (ESEA) Act of 1965, as amended.
  4. School must have 30.02+% of the school’s total enrollment made up of children who qualify for services provided under Title I (low income students). This percentage may be determined through the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) or the school may submit alternative poverty documentation such as Parent Income Survey information.

 To check if a school is listed on the Teacher Cancellation Low Income (TCLI) Directory:

  1. Click here to go to the TCLI Directory site
  2. In the "User Agreement" box, check the box for "By logging on, I agree and consent to these terms and conditions"
  3. Click "Search"
  4. Select state (Oregon)
  5. Select the School Year you are verifying (NOTE: Current school year is updated in May at the end of the school year)
  6. Enter the School Name
  7. Click "Search"

How schools are added to the TCLI Directory:

Oregon schools are added to the TCLI Directory either through the School Eligibility Application or through meeting the criteria through the data collections.

Schools added through the School Eligibility Application:

If a school is not listed on the TCLI Directory and would like to be added, the school must submit a School Eligibility Application showing the school meets the necessary criteria to be listed on the TCLI Directory. Once the school has been verified to meet the necessary criteria it is added to the TCLI Directory. Eligible schools applying for the CURRENT school year will be added to the Directory in May.

Schools added through data collections:

Schools added by ODE through data collections show that they meet the necessary criteria to be listed on the TCLI Directory through the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) data collection, Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) data collection or other required data collections depending on the school type. Schools verified as eligible through data collections are added to the TCLI Directory in May of each year.

Example of schools and ESDs added each year if they meet the necessary criteria:
  • Schools participating in NSLP or CEP
  • Juvenile Detention Education Program (JDEP) facilities
  • Youth Corrections Education Program (YCEP) facilities
  • Long Term Care & Treatment Education Program (LTCT) facilities
  • Educational Service Districts (ESDs) 

Teachers please note:

The Oregon Department of Education acts only as a liaison for the Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program in that we approve eligible schools to be added to the Teacher Cancellation Low Income (TCLI) Directory.
 
Once a school is listed in the TCLI Directory, teachers in the school may contact their loan provider to understand the necessary steps to determine eligibility for the Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program.
 
For teachers and others looking into loan forgiveness and cancellation, contact the originator of your loan or the financial aid office from which you received your degree to obtain information specific to your loan, qualifications, and options. Information available in the Teacher Loan Forgiveness Informational Document is intended to assist educators seeking Loan Forgiveness Program resources.

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