FIRST CALL STUDENT LOAN REPAYMENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
Many church worker professionals are graduating from the LCMS seminaries and colleges with significant educational debts. They have undertaken these debts in order to be equipped to serve our congregations. The Eastern District, LCMS is determined to address the growing debt that the average worker carries into their first call. It is our intent to develop a culture in our Eastern District that strongly supports our first call workers by helping them reduce education debt.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
First call graduates serving congregations or schools of the Eastern District, LCMS.
WHAT AMOUNT OF ASSISTANCE IS AVAILABLE?
Up to a total of $1,200 annually given to a worker for five full years, beginning at the start of service and terminating after five full years of service or when worker terminated service in the Eastern District, LCMS, whichever comes first.
WHAT IS THE PROCESS FOR APPLYING FOR ASSISTANCE?