Underwood Smith Teacher Loan Assistance Program
The Underwood-Smith Teacher Loan Assistance program has been created
to help teachers who are teaching high need subject areas or in geographic
areas of high need pay back their federal student loans. Priority is given to
first-time teachers. If a teacher is teaching full-time in either a high need
field or in a geographic area that has a critical need then the teacher can
qualify for $2,000 toward repaying their student loans in return for
teaching two (2) years at a West Virginia public school and can receive
up to $15,000 total toward their student loans. This is an effort to help
West Virginia public schools recruit and retain teachers.
Applications and additional information can be found at:
Please direct any questions to the State's financial aid office at 304.558.4618.