Loan Relief for Nurses May Come
In a report in the Concord Monitor on April 3, the governor is trying to provide another incentive to bring health care professionals to the state and encourage local graduates to stay: Expanded student loan repayment.
According to spokesman Ben Vihstadt, the proposed Student Debt Assistance Plan, which is outlined in the governor’s budget request for the 2022-23 biennium, would allocate roughly $10 million annually to support loan repayment for graduates in health care, biotechnology, social work and other related fields. Recipients would be required to stay and work in New Hampshire for at least five years.
The governor’s budget request also includes an increase in funding for the state’s existing student loan repayment program for health professionals, roughly tripling the program’s budget.
To read the whole story go to: https://www.concordmonitor.com/Loan-Relief-For-Granite-State-Nurses-Could-Be-On-The-Horizon-39779656