Critical Needs Alternate Route Teacher Forgivable Loan Program (CNAR)
The Critical Needs Alternate Route Teacher Forgivable Loan Program (CNAR) has been discontinued. The 2014-2015 academic year was the last academic year new awards were offered for CNAR. Renewal CNAR students were eligible for remaining funds through the 2016-17 academic year.
The primary objectives of this program are to provide education opportunities for students who wish to become classroom teachers and address Mississippi’s teacher shortage by providing a constant source of qualified classroom teachers for our public schools. CNAR awards will be made available, to the extent of appropriated funds, to persons seeking a first bachelor’s degree at one Mississippi institution of higher learning in exchange for employment as a classroom teacher in a Mississippi Teacher Critical Shortage Area or Subject Area after completion of an alternate route certification program.