Arkansas STAR Student Loan Forgiveness Amounts:
To be eligible for the full $6,000 per year, a teacher must be teaching in both a community that is experiencing a teacher shortage, as well as a subject area experiencing a shortage. If they only meet one of these criteria, they are only eligible for $3,000 in annual loan forgiveness ($9,000 total).
To be eligible for the Arkansas STAR program, an Arkansas teacher must:
- Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident alien.
- Be an Arkansas resident for at least six months prior to applying.
- Have graduated from a teacher education program after April 1, 2004.
In addition, a teacher receiving loan forgiveness may not have previously utilized a STAR loan during their college years.
Program Website and Contact Info: