2019 Zaffirini Teacher Student Loan Grant Recipients

LAREDO,Texas(KGNS)- With the cost of education going up professors are also feeling the burden of student loans.

When all is said and done the total cost of an advanced degree can get pretty pricey, which makes repaying these loans a big priority for young professors.

Thanks to a generous donation from Senator Zaffirini and her son, Carlos Zaffirini, 5 educators will be able to pay off their loans a bit sooner than anticipated.

This morning they announced the 2019 recipients of The Senator Judith Zaffirini Teachers' College Student Loan Debt Grant.

Recipients expressed their gratitude for this welcomed assistance and say it is a great help.

An advanced degree can range anywhere from 15 to 40 thousand dollars a year, not including the cost of books and living expenses.