If you’re a teacher in the United States with a student loan, you can get $5,000 to $17,500 of your student loans forgiven by the federal government after five consecutive years of teaching in low-income schools. To do this, you’d have to first match the eligibility requirements to your position and your loans: If you took maternity leave does that year count? Does your loan count if you took a deferment while you got your Masters?
Imagine you were just handed a check – a check in addition to and larger than most of your paychecks. Do you know what you would do with this money? And what would it take to change your mind?