SB 757 - This act modifies provisions of current law relating to the medical student loan program administered by the Department of Health and Senior Services by adding psychiatry, dental surgery, dental medicine, or dental hygiene students to the list of eligible students in the program, as well as adding psychiatric care, dental practice, and dental hygienists to the definition of "primary care". Additionally, this act modifies the loan amount students may be eligible to receive from $7,500 each academic year to $25,000 each academic year.
This act also modifies the Nursing Student Loan Program by modifying the amount of financial assistance available to students from $5,000 each academic year for professional nursing programs to $10,000 each academic year and from $2,500 each academic year for practical nursing programs to $5,000 each academic year.
Finally, this act modifies the Nursing Student Loan Repayment Program by removing the June and December deadlines for qualified employment verification while retaining the requirement that such employment be verified twice each year.
This act is identical to provisions in the truly agreed to and finally passed CCS/HCS#2/SB 710 (2022), the truly agreed to and finally passed SS/SCS/HB 2331 (2022), CCS/HCS/SS/SB 690 (2022), and SCS/SB 1045 (2022) and substantially similar to provisions in HCS/HB 2133 (2022) and HB 2881 (2022).