Forgivable Education Loans for Service
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|The Forgivable Education Loan for Service was established by the North Carolina General Assembly in 2011 and the first loans available for the 2012-13 academic year. The loan provides financial assistance to qualified students who are committed to working in North Carolina in fields designated as critical employment shortage professions. For the 2013-2014 academic year, eligible degree programs may be found by clicking the link below.
|A recipient must meet the following eligibility criteria to be considered for FELS:
|Annual Loan Amounts are as follows:
Maximum Aggregate Loan Limits:
Note: Recipients must be enrolled for at least six credit hours each semester to qualify for funding. The award amount will be pro-rated according to number of credit hours.
|The FELS Program application for 2013-2014 is now available. Click here to apply. The application deadline is April 1, 2013.
All applications must be received by the deadline listed above. For further information regarding the application process or this forgivable loan, please call CFNC at 866-866-CFNC (2362). Periodic updates will be provided during the application period and can be viewed at a link in the Related Links section below to be added at a future date.
|FELS loan recipients must sign a promissory note that will require them to seek loan forgiveness through employment in an approved position or repay the loan in cash. Loan forgiveness is described in the FELS Rules. Generally, a loan for one academic year will be forgiven for one year of full-time employment. Loans will accrue interest at the rate of 8% per year from the date of the loan disbursement. Recipients cannot receive FELS funding concurrently with other state-funded loans.
Approved Education Programs
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