COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

 

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 101

May 13, 2005

 

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Jo Lynne DeMary

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

The Taxpayer-Teacher Protection Act

 

On October 30, 2004, President Bush signed the Taxpayer-Teacher Protection Act of 2004 (P.L. 108-409). For those who meet certain criteria, this act authorizes up to $17,500 in loan forgiveness for new Stafford Loan borrowers under the Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program and Federal Direct Loan Program. The law expands student loan relief for highly qualified teachers of mathematics, science, or special education in Title I schools for five years.

 

For additional information, please visit http://www.ifap.ed.gov/dpcletters/GEN0414.html or www.studentaid.ed.gov or call the Customer Service Call Center at 1-800-433-7327; or contact Connie Fisher, teacher quality special projects coordinator, at (804) 371-7583 or connie.fisher@doe.virginia.gov.

 

 

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