In this section, we’ll discuss various Texas-specific student loan forgiveness and repayment programs organized by profession. These programs aim to support professionals in education, healthcare, and legal fields by offering financial help in exchange for service in high-need areas or populations.
Teach for Texas Loan Repayment Assistance Program
The Teach for Texas Loan Repayment Assistance Program (TFTLRAP) addresses teacher shortages in Texas by recruiting and keeping certified teachers in high-need fields and communities. Eligible teachers can receive up to $2,500 per year for five years.
Program Details: Teach for Texas Loan Repayment Assistance Program
Math and Science Scholars Loan Repayment Program
This program incentivizes math or science majors with strong academic records to teach in Title I public schools in Texas for at least four years. Eligibility requirements and more details about the Math and Science Scholars Loan Repayment Program can be found here.
Program Details: Math and Science Scholars Loan Repayment Program
Border County Doctoral Faculty Education Loan Repayment Program
This program aims to recruit and keep individuals with doctoral degrees as full-time faculty with instructional duties at Texas higher education institutions in counties bordering Mexico.
The maximum annual award is $5,000, with up to $50,000 in total loan forgiveness. This program is suspended due to a lack of state funds.
Program Details: Border County Doctoral Faculty Education Loan Repayment Program
Nursing Faculty Loan Repayment Assistance Program
This program encourages qualified nurses with master’s or doctoral degrees in nursing to serve as faculty at eligible institutions. Eligible nurses can receive up to $7,000 in loan forgiveness over five years.
Program Details: Nursing Faculty LRAP
Dental Education Loan Repayment Program (DELRP)
DELRP recruits and keeps qualified dentists to provide dental services in Dental Health Professional Shortage Areas (DHPSAs) in Texas. Licensed dentists working in a DHPSA can be eligible for up to $10,000 of loan forgiveness annually.
Program Details: Dental Education Loan Repayment Program
Loan Repayment Program for Mental Health Professionals
This program provides financial help to mental health professionals practicing in Mental Health Professional Shortage Areas (MHPSAs) and serving Texas medical assistance or child health plan program recipients. The amount of loan forgiveness depends on the professional title and ranges from $10,000 to $160,000. Visit the THECB website for full eligibility requirements and application instructions.
The 2022-2023 application period has closed. Check back for updates related to the 2023-24 application.
Program Details: Loan Repayment Program for Mental Health Professionals
The Texas Access to Justice Student Loan Repayment Assistance Program
Funded by the State Bar of Texas, this program offers student loan forgiveness to attorneys working with low-income citizens as part of a legal aid program.
The amount awarded is based on need and determined after applying. Applications can be submitted quarterly.
Program Details: Texas Access to Justice Student Loan Repayment Program