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Student loan assistance

Montana’s Quality Educator Loan Assistance Program: Not funded this year.

Our union, MEA-MFT, knows many Montana teachers and licensed professionals graduate with heavy student loan debts.
Plus, many areas of Montana have trouble finding and keeping qualified educators.

That’s why MEA-MFT worked hard to get a loan assistance program passed in the Montana Legislature: to help our members and the Montana children and communities who need them.

Unfortunately, however, the 2017 Montana Legislature chose not to fund the Quality Educator Loan Assistance Program. Please contact your local legislators and request that they make funding this program a priority in 2019!

Federal loan forgiveness & assistance for educators
There are still federal teacher loan forgiveness programs. Learn more here.

Degrees not Debt
NEA, one of MEA-MFT's two national affiliates, has launched a new campaign called Degrees Not Debt to address the staggering debt that too many college students bear. Learn more about the campaign and how you can get involved.