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Were Your TEACH Grants Converted To Loans While Teaching At A Qualifying School?

Katherine Du

NPR is doing an ongoing series of stories about the troubled TEACH Grant program.

If you're one of the thousands of teachers who had grants converted to loans even though you were meeting the teaching requirements of the program — we want to hear from you.

There is now a fix underway to help teachers who lost their grants. If you can document that you are meeting or have met the teaching requirements of the program, the Department of Education says it will change your loans back to grants.

It doesn't matter if your annual certification paperwork was late or missing, this is a second chance for teachers. We want to hear your stories and hear what it's like going through this process.

Your responses may be used in an upcoming story, on air or on A producer may reach out to you to follow up on your response, too.

Share your thoughts with us below — or here. Send us a voice memo within the form, or email a voice memo to Include your name and where you're from, and put "TEACH Grant" in the subject line.

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NPR correspondent Chris Arnold is based in Boston. His reports are heard regularly on NPR's award-winning newsmagazines Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and Weekend Edition. He joined NPR in 1996 and was based in San Francisco before moving to Boston in 2001.