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NHSC Loan Repayment Now Open, Includes Special SUD Funding

The National Health Service Corps is accepting loan repayment applications now through Feb. 21, 2019. In addition to the usual NHSC Loan Repayment Program (NHSC-LRP), this year there is special funding for clinicians who provide substance use disorder treatment services at NHSC-approved sites. The Substance Use Disorder Workforce Loan Repayment Program (SUD Workforce LRP) offers eligible clinicians up to $75,000 in student loan repayment in exchange for a three-year commitment. For the SUD Workforce LRP, the list of clinicians has been expanded and includes pharmacists, registered nurses, and others. For the best information, refer to the 2019 Application and Program Guidance at the links above. The NHSC will also host an application help webinar on Thursday, Jan. 10, from 2:30 – 3:30 pm. Use this webinar access link (dial-in: 888-950-7563, passcode: 3172361). All FQHCs are automatically eligible employers.

Were You Denied Public Service Loan Forgiveness? Check This Out

In October 2017 the first Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) applications were processed. Some of those applications were denied because some or all of a borrower’s payments were not made on a qualifying repayment plan for PSLF. If this happened to you or one of your employees, there’s good news. Loan forgiveness may be available under a temporary opportunity. The  Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018  provided limited, additional conditions under which borrowers may become eligible for loan  forgiveness if some or all of the payments they made on their William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program  loans were under a nonqualifying repayment plan for PSLF. The U.S. Department of Education (ED) is referring to this reconsideration as the Temporary Expanded Public Service Loan Forgiveness (TEPSLF) opportunity. If you believe you or an employee fit this description, check out the TEPSLF web page TEPSLF web page and read the guidelines. Want to know more about PSLF? Check out the Fed Loan Servicing website.

 

 

 

 

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Event date: 3/20/2019 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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Event date: 10/15/2019 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

PACHC Annual Conference

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