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Letter from the Secretary
SD Department of Education July 2016  
 


 
Teacher shortage areas announced for 2016-17
Each year, the U.S. Department of Education designates teacher shortage areas. This federal designation may qualify borrowers for deferment or forgiveness of outstanding Federal Family Education Loans, Federal Stafford Loans or Federal Perkins Loans. Qualification depends on the type of loan and the date issued.

These designations may also enable grant recipients to fulfill their teaching obligation under the Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program.

Individuals teaching in one of the designated areas can contact the lender holding their loans to determine whether the loans qualify for deferment or forgiveness. The Federal Student Aid Hotline at 1-800-4FED-AID is also available to answer questions.

School principals are delegated authority to provide certification that eligible borrowers are teaching in a designated teacher shortage area.

State Academic Disciplines or Subject Matter:
Career & Technical Education
English Language Learners
Fine Arts
Language Arts
Mathematics
Physical Education/Health
Science
Self-Contained
Social Science
Special Education (Non-Core)
World Languages
Other

Geographic Areas:
Bennett County
Cheyenne Indian Reservation
Corson County
Crow Creek Indian Reservation
Jackson County
Lower Brule Indian Reservation
Mellette County
Roberts County
Oglala Lakota County
Todd County
 
     
 

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