Teacher Cancellation Low Income (TCLI) Directory | Federal Student Aid

Teacher Cancellation Low Income (TCLI)

What is the TCLI Directory?

The TCLI Directory lists low-income elementary schools, secondary schools and educational service agencies (ESAs) that are eligible schools or ESAs for purposes of the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) and Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) teacher loan forgiveness program, Federal Perkins Loan/National Direct Student Loan teacher cancellation, and the Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program. Eligible schools and ESAs are reported to the U.S. Department of Education by state education agencies for inclusion in the TCLI Directory. To qualify for loan forgiveness or cancellation, or to satisfy the TEACH Grant service obligation, a borrower's or grant recipient's qualifying teaching service must be performed at a school or ESA that is listed in the TCLI Directory.

View more information on Loan Forgiveness and Cancellation.

View Frequently Asked Questions about TCLI.

TCLI Selection

Directory Search

Directory search allows users to search current and past years' TCLI Directory information by performing a search based on state, year, school/educational service agency name, and/or location.

State Contact Information

State Contact Information allows users to lookup contact information for the individual from the state education agency who maintains the TCLI Directory list for that particular state.

For State & U.S. Territory Education Agency Staff:

For questions about submitting updates to the TCLI Directory, or updating the Contact Information for your state/territory, please email TCLI@ed.gov.

For information about which schools qualify to be listed in the TCLI Directory see Frequently Asked Questions about TCLI.

Click the link below to download and view the TCLI Directory Upload Template. Updates to the TCLI Directory will only be accepted in this file format. If changes or updates are needed to an existing year's listing, a complete, updated file must be submitted for upload and will replace any file previously provided for that year. FSA will only accept updates to the TCLI Directory from pre-approved personnel from designated state and territory agencies.