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OU Debt Free Teachers

Eman Beck with students at Norman High

OU Debt-Free Teachers

In order to provide Oklahoma schoolchildren with the best possible education, the Jeannine Rainbolt College is investing in our student's education.

Specifically, we have established a Debt-Forgiveness Program, a merit and need based assistance initiative directed toward outstanding students in the College with significant debt associated with their education.  This fund will target high need areas in Oklahoma education in order to recruit and retain the nation’s best students.  For each year they teach in the state—up to four years—up to $5,000 of their student loans will be forgiven.

How It Works

As a student, you apply to our program. If accepted, once you graduate, you teach in a mutually agreed-upon high-need area of education in Oklahoma and we foot the bill for up to $20,000 of your student qualifying loans. 

As a Debt-Free Graduate, you keep us updated on your status as a high-quality teacher in a high-need area in Oklahoma and we pay up to $5,000 of your student loans for up to four years after you graduate.

You win as a student and a graduate (double win), and Oklahoma wins by keeping our excellent graduates in the state focused on high-need areas of education.