HELENA - The state office of public instruction says Montana is providing student loan repayment help to 141 teachers in the fourth year of a program that gives incentives to educators to teach in needed fields in rural areas.
The teachers selected for the program will get student loan repayment assistance of up to $3,000 a year for up to four years. This year, $417,000 was awarded in student loan repayment assistance.
The 141 teachers who are receiving loan repayment assistance work in 95 different schools and three special education cooperatives. The top identified shortage areas were special education, math and career and technical education. More than 220 teachers applied for the assistance.