Nebraska's Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education

Enhancing Excellence in Teaching Program

Per Nebraska Revised Statute 85-3102, on July 1, 2024, administration of the Excellence in Teaching Act transitioned from the Nebraska Department of Education to the Nebraska Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education. This includes the Enhancing Excellence in Teaching Program, the Attracting Excellence to Teaching Program, and the new Attracting Excellence to Teaching – Student Teacher Program. Kelcy Sass, the Excellence in Teaching Program Associate, will continue to be the contact for all questions related to the programs. All contracts and obligations of previous and new EETP and AETP loan recipients transfer to the Commission.

The 2024-25 EETP Award Application is now closed.

The Enhancing Excellence in Teaching Program (EETP) provides forgivable loans to Nebraska teachers enrolled in an eligible graduate program at an eligible Nebraska institution.  Eligible means that the student is currently enrolled in and maintaining full-time employment in an accredited or approved public or private school or ESU in Nebraska. If the student meets the loan forgiveness obligations, beginning after the first two years of full-time teaching, loans will be forgiven pursuant to the individuals’ signed contract. Funding is provided by the Excellence in Teaching Cash Fund using a portion of the State Lottery Operation Trust Fund dollars.

Additional information about the EETP is available from the documents listed below or by contacting Kelcy Sass at or at 531-207-3872.

Related Information

The information presented in the following documents is valid for the 2024-25 award year.