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Some NC college students say they were misled

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MONTREAT, N.C. — Some teachers working on advanced degrees at a western North Carolina college say they were misled about student loans.

The Asheville Citizen-Times reported Monday about 50 teachers say recruiters for Montreat College told them they could have loans for a master’s degree forgiven by the federal government.

A sixth-grade teacher at Apple Valley Middle School in Henderson County, Lisa Rogers, says she later discovered only high school math and science teachers and special education teachers qualified
for the full $17,500 of loan forgiveness.

The newspaper reported the Montreat program was geared for teachers in grades K-6, but loan forgiveness only pays $5,000 for elementary instructors.

Montreat spokesman Michael Dechane says the school hopes to resolve the complaints next month.

Information from: The Asheville Citizen-Times,

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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Some teachers working on advanced degrees at a western North Carolina college say they were misled about student loans.

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