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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.