Do you have student loan debt? Want to do something about it?

Education Minnesota’s Degrees, Not Debt program is rallying public support to decrease the cost of college and make it easier and cheaper to pay student loan debt.

We know that student loan debt makes life hard for many young educators, driving some away from teaching. Many see the cost of college as a barrier to getting into the profession in the first place. These challenges weaken the diversity and depth of our teaching corps.

We want to make sure you, as an educator, know about existing student loan forgiveness programs, how to find out if you're eligible and how to apply for them.

Upcoming workshops


Feb. 1
South Central Minnesota Univserv Winter Professional Conference
Holiday Inn Austin at 6 p.m.
Call 507-288-5409 for more information

Feb.  8
Woodbury Debt Clinic
5:30 p.m.
Contact Debbie Kinney to register

Feb. 15
Lake Crystal Welcome Memorial
Secondary School Media Center at 3:45 p.m.

Feb. 16
St. Cloud Education Association
Education Minnesota-St. Cloud office at 4 p.m.
Contact Monica Sturm to register

Feb. 21
Bloomington Debt Clinic
Olson Middle school
Sign up here for a time slot between 3-6 p.m.

Feb. 27
Hopkins Education Association
Eisenhower Community Center at 4 p.m.
Contact Christeen Gotsch to sign up

Feb. 28
Lake City Degrees Not Debt at 4 p.m.


March 11
Lake Superior Service Unit
Willow River High School Media Center at 10:10 a.m.
Contact Terry Dzuck to sign up

March 22
Cambridge Isanti Degrees Not Debt
District Office board room at 5:30

March 22
Iron Range Service Unit Spring Drive-In
Hibbing Community College at 6:30 p.m.
Contact Sarah Hron to sign up

March 30
Education Minnesota-St. Michael/Albertville
St. Michael-Albertville Middle School West at 5:30 p.m.

March 30
Woodbury office
5:30 p.m.
Contact Debbie Kinney to register


April 5
Education Minnesota Lakeville Mentor Series
Century Middle School at 4:45 p.m.
Contact Mary Montez to sign up

April 10
Degrees Not Debt Clinic
Education Minnesota Woodbury office, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

April 17
DCUE office
4:30 p.m.
Contact Kate Schmidt to register


Oct. 4
Kramer Brown Fall Drive-In
6:15 p.m. at Lincoln High School
Contact Andrea Gross to sign up

Don't see your local? Fill out this form if you're interested in hosting a Degrees, Not Debt training in your local.

Other questions? Contact us!