Teaching Fellows Forms

Please note that all forms listed below are for current or graduated Teaching Fellows who are in good standing with the Teaching Fellows Program and are repaying their obligation by service.

If you are making monetary payments on your Teaching Fellows loan, please contact Carol Morgan, Teaching Fellows Account Analyst, at 803.323.2522 or morganc@winthrop.edu to receive appropriate forms or information.

Return forms by mail, fax, or email to:

CERRA
Attn: Teaching Fellows Program
Stewart House at Winthrop University
Rock Hill, SC 29733
Fax: 803.323.2339
Email: teachingfellows@cerra.org

Contact Information Update Form

This form may be used by any Teaching Fellow to provide CERRA with updated contact information at any time. This form is not for loan cancellation purposes.

You may download and print this form by CLICKING HERE.

Loan Cancellation and Deferment Form

The loan cancellation form must be submitted at the end of each year of teaching to request cancellation of Teaching Fellows funds received (notifying us of one year of completed teaching service so that we may forgive one year of your funds received) and to request deferment for the upcoming academic year (notifying us that you have a position for the upcoming year and will again be teaching). Both sections (cancellation and deferment) must be completed if you taught during the past year and plan to teach during the upcoming year. You must have your district Personnel Director complete the bottom section of the form. You may download and print the form by CLICKING HERE.

**Please note, if you are newly graduated and will be teaching during the upcoming year for the first time, you will still need to send us a Loan Cancellation/Deferment Form, but you will only need to complete the Deferment dates section, and may leave the Cancellation dates blank.**

Request for Deferment - Graduate School Form

This form may be submitted to request deferment of your Teaching Fellows loan forgiveness obligation while you are enrolled full-time in a graduate program. You are only eligible to defer for graduate school for up to 3 years. You may download and print the form by CLICKING HERE.

Intent to Apply Grace Year Form

This form may be submitted to notify us of your intention to apply your "grace year." You are eligible for one "grace year." You may apply your grace year at any point during your loan forgiveness, and may apply half during one academic year and half during another academic year if needed. You may download and print the form by CLICKING HERE.

Long Term Substitute Loan Cancellation Form

This form may be used to request loan cancellation for service as a substitute teacher. You will be allowed to use substitute teaching experience for loan forgiveness purposes provided you complete 90 days of service and each substitute teaching placement is continuous for a minimum of 20 days. Continuous shall be defined as no more than one instructional position and no more than two instructional assignments. The time served as a substitute shall not extend beyond two semesters or 180 days, whichever is less.  If you are not certified, you will need to provide evidence that you are in the process of seeking initial teacher certification. You may download and print the form by CLICKING HERE.

Application Verification Form

This form must be completed and submitted as documentation with a Special Request form when asking for deferment due to difficulty securing a position in a public school. Special Requests are reviewed by the CERRA Board of Directors Policy Committee and you are notified of a decision once it has been made. If you feel you need to submit a Special Request to the CERRA Board, please contact us at teachingfellows@cerra.org for a copy of the Special Request form. You may download and print the Application Verification form by CLICKING HERE.

Selective Service Form

Each male recipient of the South Carolina Teaching Fellowship must certify that he has met the requirements of the Military Selective Service Act. The Selective Service form can be used to update us of your registration status. You may download and print this form by CLICKING HERE.

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