NEA is working to ensure education is affordable and accessible to all
Higher education must be affordable and accessible to all. Yet, for too many, pursuing our college and career dreams means years, even decades of paying off student debt. This is especially true for educators. This system is working for the student loan providers and banks, but not for us.
For years, NEA members have advocated together in favor of cancelling college debt to help fix the educator shortage. Now, because of the Biden administration’s life-changing actions, the student loans taken out by 48 million borrowers are being substantially reduced, forgiven, or even cancelled outright.
Fixing the student debt crisis makes our public schools stronger.
Young or old, Black or white, educators of all ages and races have had to take on student debt to enter the profession. This reality keeps too many talented young people out of the profession and pushes out those who do enter it. With this crisis, however, comes the opportunity to create a better, more just system.
Cancel Your Student Debt
Apply for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
President Biden’s Student Debt Relief Plan
NEA members get free access to individualized support through the NEA Student Debt Navigator.
Stories of Student Debt Cancellation
This is the beginning of change, not the end. We won't stop until everyone is able to learn and grow without a lifelong burden of student debt.
Did you get your student debt cancelled? If you are one of these thousands of individuals impacted by this life changing advocacy, please fill out this short survey so we can capture what loan forgiveness has meant to our educators.
NEA is fighting to cancel student debt, and to expand and protect programs that help.
Thanks to NEA members who are speaking up and demanding change, we have achieved a new cancellation program and fixes to the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program, making it actually work for educators.
Our voices are strongest when we are united. Become a member of the National Education Association today to be part of the movement to make higher education affordable to everyone.