Data Analysis and Accountability


Designated Teacher Shortage Areas


Identified for the Paul Douglas Scholarship

The U.S. Department of Education approved the following as designated teacher shortage areas for school year 2014-15

Information on teacher shortage scholarships and applications is available from the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) at (800) 899-4722.  Paul Douglas Scholars and individuals who have been receiving a teacher shortage scholarship in other areas should contact ISAC.

The above identified shortage areas are also eligible for payment deferral provisions of the Federal Stafford Loan, Federal Family Education Loan Program (FFEL), Federal Supplemental Loan for Students (SLS), and the reduction of teaching obligation under the Paul Douglas Teacher Scholarship Program. Federal Stafford and SLS borrowers who have questions concerning their loans, including the teacher shortage area deferment, should call the Federal Student Aid Hotline at 1-800-4FEDAID (1-800-433-3243).

Past Years



2013-14 School Year

2012-13 School Year

2011-12 School Year

2010-11 School Years

2008-09 and 2009-10 School Years

2007-08 School Year

2006-07 School Year

2005-06 School Year

2004-05 School Year

2003-04 School Year

2002-03 School Year

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