North Dakota Loan Forgiveness Programs
The North Dakota Legislature established two state programs that provide loan forgiveness to North Dakota residents working in certain professions. You may click on the links below to get specific information on these programs and the eligibility criteria.
- STEM Occupations Student Loan Program (formerly administered under the title "Technology Occupations Student Loan Program") – The intent of the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Occupation Student Loan Program is to reduce student loan indebtedness for individuals who have graduated in a STEM related field and been employed in a STEM occupation in North Dakota for one year.
- Teacher Shortage Loan Forgiveness Program – The intent of the Teacher Shortage Loan Forgiveness Program is to reduce a student's loan indebtedness for individuals teaching in North Dakota at grade levels and/or in content areas identified by the Department of Public Instruction as having a teacher shortage.