Washington, DC is the nation’s capital, filled with historical monuments and amazing halls of governmental interaction. The streets are lined with politically influenced and political influential organizations. The history and the city life here draw a lot of individuals to the surround areas and inside the city. For those that physically reside in Washington, DC, there is more than just an opportunity for learning and work to occur in this busy cross-section of the country. There are also Washington DC student loan forgiveness opportunities as well. The following explains more about the two programs unique to this area of the country. For more general information on student loan forgiveness, check out our complete guide.
DC Bar Foundation Repayment Program
If you like the prospect of earning up to twelve-thousand dollars annually toward your loans, you will enjoy the DC Bar Foundation’s Loan Repayment Program. This program is open to residents of DC who are involved in the civil legal services field. Attorneys who qualify can earn monies toward paying down their student debt.
The qualifications include:
- Must work in a qualified field with an approved employer
- Must work in a profession that requires legal degree a minimum of seventeen hours per work week
- Must have proof of graduation from an accredited law school
- Must have proof of good standing and approval by the DC Bar Association
- Must not have defaulted on any educational loans
- Must have an annual salary that does not exceed seventy-nine thousand dollars
Health Professional Loan Repayment
The District of Columbia offers a loan repayment program for those in the health field. This program is known as the Health Professional Loan Repayment Program and offers aid to those who obligate themselves to serve in an area of need when it comes to the health profession. This obligation is done by contract and the site of service and work must be approved. Commitments must be made for a two to four year period of time with the amount of reimbursement and loan help varying accordingly.
The qualifications that need to be met include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Must be a US citizen OR
- Must be a permanent resident of the US and be able to provide proof
- Must be a health professional licensed to practice within the DC community, without restriction
- Must have no other obligations or contractually binding agreements that may conflict with service
Must meet all other qualifications found here.
Author: Jeff Gitlen
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