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Loan Cancellation, Low Income Schools

The Loan Forgiveness Program for Teachers is a federal program that may provide eligible teachers forgiveness on a portion of their student loans. The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) provides an annual list of Pennsylvania schools which meet the federal designated low-income school requirements, (both public, and private) to the U.S. Department of Education. Loan Forgiveness applications  are submitted to your loan holder; therefore, PDE cannot assist in the application process. However, for your convenience a compilation of Frequently Asked Questions (PDF) is provided.   

Public Schools Percent of Low-Income Reports

Pennsylvania's Local Education Agencies report those students who were enrolled as of October 1 of each School Year and were considered economically disadvantaged. The low-income students are reported through the Pennsylvania Information Management System (PIMS) in the Student Snapshot template. The low-income enrollment information, reported by the Local Education Agencies, is used by the federal government as a component of the qualifications in designating low-income schools. Per federal guidelines, schools are listed in the federal designated low-income school directory one year following the submission of qualifying data. The list below provides various Public Schools Low-Income reports. You may also view instructions on How to View Microsoft Excel Reports (Word).  

Private and Non-Public Schools of Low-Income Reports

Pennsylvania's private and non-public schools report those students who were enrolled as of October 1 of each School Year and were considered economically disadvantaged. The low-income students are reported through the Private and Non-Public Schools Enrollment (PNPE) system. The low-income enrollment information, reported by the private and non-public schools, is used by the federal government as a component of the qualifications in designating low-income schools. However, reporting low-income enrollment is optional for private and non-public schools. If a school chooses not to report low-income data, the school's official percent of low-income enrollments will be zero. The list below provides various Private and Non-Public Schools Low-Income reports. You may also view instructions on How to View Microsoft Excel Reports (Word)