Student Loan Reimbursments for Correctional RNs

  1. Does anyone know if these programs are real? Has anyone on here actually gotten their loan dismissed because they worked at a correctional institution? If so how long did you work there and did you keep your job after your loan was payed off. Thanks for any information.
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  3. by   kneal
    hi, i want would like this info also. posting so thread can make it to the top. thanks any suggestions?
  4. by   Thirdwatch
    No, with California's economic status, they no longer do loan forgiveness.
  5. by   kneal
    hi, where did you find that info?
  6. by   kneal
    California increases loan forgiveness for nurses

    Posted: March 29th, 2010 | By Jennifer Fink, RN, BSN | no comments

    California State Assemblyman Steve Knight, R-Palmdale, recently introduced a bill that allows nurses to eliminate up to $40,000 of student debt-double the previous $20,000 limit. The Assembly Higher Education Committee unanimously approved the bill.
    The Knight bill expands a previous loan forgiveness program that repaid up to $20,000 of a nurse's student loans in exchange for four years of nursing service at a state prison or nursing home with a Registered Nurse vacancy rate greater than 10%.
    Other states offer similar programs. Florida offers a Nursing Student Loan Forgiveness Program that will repay up to $4000 of nursing debt a year in exchange for nursing service. Minnesota pays up to $3750 per year, up to a maximum of $15,000 over four years. The Federal government has a Nursing Education Loan Repayment Program that wipes out 60% of qualifying student loans in exchange for two years' service.
  7. by   Thirdwatch
    The bill was just introduced, but hasn't pass...and most likely won't with the current deficit.
  8. by   kneal
    hi, well although the increase isnt reflected the original $20,000. loan forgiveness is still in effect
    California Student Aid Commission - State Nursing Assumption Program of Loans for Education for Nurses in State Facilities (SNAPLE NSF)
    The Bachelor of Science Nursing Loan Repayment Program (BSNLRP) offers registered nurses with a bachelors degree in nursing education a loan repayment of up to $19,000.Health Professions Education Foundation
    and federal loan forgiveness
  9. by   kneal
    sorry web address fro federal forgiveness
    Nursing Education Loan Repayment Program
  10. by   Thirdwatch
    Quote from kneal
    sorry web address fro federal forgiveness
    Nursing Education Loan Repayment Program

    I know my friend! I wish California wasn't where it it financially, My brother-in-law works in the CA State Senate...and I was told that we should forget about loan forgiveness for nurses just like teacher did. ;-(
  11. by   kneal
    worked with a nurse today in corrections whom applied and was granted snaffle loan forgiveness, she said hardly anyone applied in 2010
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