Math and Science Scholars Loan Repayment Program

The primary purpose of the Math and Science Scholars Loan Repayment Program is to encourage teachers who demonstrated high academic achievement as math or science majors to teach math or science for at least four years in Title I* public schools in Texas. 

*Schools that receive federal funding under Title I, Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965.

To speak to a Customer Service Representative regarding loan repayment programs, call 833-597-0454, Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST.

Online Inquiries: CONTACT US (select “Financial Aid Question” as the Contact Reason) 

 

Funding for State Fiscal Year 2020-2021

Priority for loan repayment assistance is given to prior year recipients who are continuing their service in the program pursuant to their agreements. There are not sufficient funds to enroll new program participants during the state fiscal year beginning September 1, 2020.

 

Program Requirements

The following applies to teachers who enrolled in the program after September 1, 2019

Applicants must have graduated with a 3.0 or higher GPA and must agree to teach at least four consecutive years at Texas public schools that receive federal Title I funding.  The maximum award amount for the current academic year has been increased to $10,000.

Consecutive Years of Teaching Eligible Employment Annual Award
Required Service - First Four Years Title I School in Texas Maximum Amount
Option 1 - Additional Four Years Title I School in Texas Maximum Amount
Option 2 - Additional Four Years Any Texas Public School 75% of Maximum Award

 

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for conditional approval a teacher must:

For additional details, please review the administrative rules for the program.

 

Award Amount

Up to $10,000. 

Loan repayment awards are reported to the Internal Revenue Service by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

 

Eligible Loan

The following requirements apply for a loan to be eligible for repayment through the program:

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to commit to eight years of service?

     If you applied before September 1, 2019, you agreed to provide eight consecutive years of service.  The first four consecutive years of service must be in a Texas public school that receives federal funding under Title I, while the other four consecutive years may be in any public school in Texas. 

     If you applied on or after September 1, 2019, the agreement calls for at least four consecutive years of service in a Texas public school that receives federal funding under Title I, and you may provide up to an additional four consecutive years at any public school in Texas. 

    You will be released from the agreement if funding for the program is not available.

What happens if I leave the program?  Do I have to pay back any money I received?
     No, you will not be required to pay back any funds received if you leave the eligible school, move to another state, or fail to meet any of the program requirements. You will be removed from the program and will not be eligible for any loan repayment programs offered by the State of Texas.

What is considered a full-time classroom teacher?
     Teaching a minimum of four hours a day. 

When will I receive my award?
     The annual award will be mailed to the lender after you have completed each year of service and all required documentation has been received and reviewed.