29 Apr 2003

American Samoan teachers can cut loans if they teach in low income schools

4:39 pm on 29 April 2003

Primary and secondary school teachers in American Samoa may be able to cancel their student loans if they teach at one of the 37 schools designated as low income.

Congressman Faleomavaega Eni Hunkin said an individual may be able to cancel up to five thousand US dollars of the federal loans.

To qualify the person must have received their loan after October 1998 and teach for five years consecutively.

Faleomavaega said others who might qualify are those who teach at schools where there is a shortage of teachers in a particular subject or who work with the disabled.