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Can student loans be forgiven if you are working with the homeless and DOC clients as an outreach and substance abuse counselor?
May 31, 2010 5:04PM
Generally, no. You're not a teacher, a childcare worker, or a military service-member.
Actually, some student loans are forgiven if you work in certain jobs with certain populations. My Perkins loans were forgiven because I was employed as a program manager in a family homeless shelter. This was a federal forgiveness program. My husband worked as a public school teacher with disabled children and had an opportunity to have some of his student loans forgiven under a program run by the State of Florida. Loan forgiveness can be worth thousands of dollars so it is worth it to check with your lender to find out if there are any programs that suit your situation.