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Plan 1 - Repayment of Teachers Loans scheme


What is the Repayment of Teachers’ Loans Scheme

The Repayment of Teachers’ Loans (RTL) Scheme allows the government to repay, over time, the student loans of qualified teachers of specified shortage subjects in both schools and further education (FE) colleges in England and Wales. The scheme operated as a pilot for teachers beginning in the academic years 2002/03, 2003/04 and 2004/05. The scheme was discontinued after academic year 2004/05.

Changes of circumstance

If you are currently on the RTL scheme, it is important that you tell us of any changes in your employment details. This information is required to enable us to calculate your RTL write off amount for the previous year.

If you have not already informed us of any changes to school or college details or to employment types you must contact us to request a Change of Circumstances form which we will send directly to you for completion. This form should be returned to us within one calendar month.

If you are aware of a change of which we may not have been informed of please contact the RTL Helpline on 0300 100 0611 (open Mon - Fri from 8am to 6pm) or if you live in Wales 0300 100 0370 (open Mon - Fri 8am to 6pm).

Please note: Due to the nature of the RTL scheme, we will be unable to supply you with balance details online. If you need any information regarding your balance or RTL write off amounts, please contact the RTL Helpline on the number above.

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