SB 980
Modifies the student loan program for nursing students
LR Number:
Last Action:
6/29/2006 - Signed by Governor
Journal Page:
HCS SB 980
Calendar Position:
Effective Date:
August 28, 2006
House Handler:

Current Bill Summary

HCS/SB 980 – This act creates the urban flight and rural needs scholarship program to provide scholarships for students entering teacher education programs who commit to teaching at schools with a higher than average at-risk population. Teachers must teach two years for every year he or she receives the scholarship.

Under current law, student loans are available to students who have applied to be a full-time nursing student. This act redefines eligible student so that only students who have been accepted as full-time nursing students are eligible for the loans. Under current law, 25% of the loan is forgiven for each year of full-time employment as a licensed nurse. This act allows for forgiveness of all of the financial assistance in the event of full-time employment.

This act is similar to HB 1234 (2006).