New Miss. program offers future teachers free education

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Thursday, August 29, 2013

A new state program can help you go to college for free. Eligible students can receive up to $15,000 a year to attend a four-year institution in Mississippi, WLOX reports.

But those who apply must first meet the eligibility requirements.

This year, to lift the burden of student loan debts and help boost the number of exceptional teachers, the state legislature approved the Teacher Education Scholars Program. Eligible students can receive up to $15,000 a year, which covers tuition, room and board, and books. In return, those who receive the money must agree to teach in a Mississippi public school for at least five years.

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