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The program provides funds to assist in the repayment of nursing education loans. <h2 style="text-align:left;";> Eligibility Requirements </h2> Applicant must: <br/> <ul> <li> Be licensed as an LPN, RN, or ARNP in the state of Florida </li> <li> Have loans incurred toward a nursing education </li> <li> Work full-time at one of the designated employment sites established in Section 1009.66, Florida Statutes (listed below) </li> </ul> <h2 style="text-align:left;";> Designated Employment Sites and Facilities </h2> <ul> <li> State of Florida operated medical and healthcare facilities </li> <li> Public schools </li> <li> Department of Health county health departments </li> <li> Federally sponsored community health centers </li> <li> Teaching hospitals* </li> <li> Family practice teaching hospitals* </li> <li> Specialty hospitals for children* </li> <li> Match facilities - Other Florida licensed hospitals, birth centers and nursing homes must be matched on a dollar-for-dollar basis by contributions from the employing institutions. </li> </ul> &nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp* As defined by statute <h2 style="text-align:left;";> Loan Payment </h2> <ul> <li> From funds available, the program may make nursing education loan repayments of up to $4000 per year, per nurse enrolled in the program, for a maximum of four years. </li> <li> Payment is made at the end of each 12 month enrollment period and made directly to the participant s lender. </li> <li> Enrollment and payment of awards is based on available funds. </li> </ul> <h2 style="text-align:left;";> Enrollment Dates and Application Timeframes </h2> <center> <table style="border: solid 1px black; 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"> <td style="border-bottom: solid 1px black; border-right: solid 1px black"> August 1 - September 1 </td> <td style="border-bottom: solid 1px black; border-right: solid 1px black"> September 1 </td > <td style="border-bottom: solid 1px black;"> <div> <div style="float:left">October 1 </div> </div> </td> </tr> <tr class="TDColumnDetail" style="border: solid 1px black; "> <td style="border-right: solid 1px black"> November 1 - December 1 </td> <td style="border-right: solid 1px black"> December 1 </td > <td> January 1 <!--<div style=" color: red; float:right; width:150px; padding-left: 3px;"> November 1 - December 1 timeframe is CLOSED due to limited funding.</div>--> </td> </tr> </table> </center> <h2 style="text-align:left;";> Program Links </h2> <!-- <div style=" padding-left: 3px;"> The application is closed until next quarter. </div> --> <table style="border:solid 0px #88f417;"> <tr> <td class="TDColumnDetail" style="text-align:left; width: 150px;"> <a href="../Nursing_Loan_Forgiveness/images/Nursing_NSLFP_Application.pdf" target="_blank"> Application Packet </a> <!-- <div style=" padding-left: 3px;"> The application is closed until next quarter. </div> --> </td> </tr> <!--removed per SR# OFWB-13-4181 <tr> <td class="TDColumnDetail" style="text-align:left;"> <a href="../Nursing_Loan_Forgiveness/images/Nursing_Renewal_and_Payment_Form.pdf" target="_blank"> Renewal Application Packet </a> </td> </tr>--> <tr> <td class="TDColumnDetail" style="text-align:left; width: 150px;"> <a href="DesignatedSites.html" title="Designated Sites"> Designated Sites </a> </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="TDColumnDetail" style="text-align:left; width: 150px;"> <a href="FAQ.html" title="Frequently Asked Questions"> FAQ </a> </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="TDColumnDetail" style="text-align:left; width: 150px;"> <a href="LawsandRules.html" title="Laws and Rules"> Laws and Rules </a> </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="TDColumnDetail" style="text-align:left; width: 150px;"> <a href="AdditionalResources.html" title="Additional Resources"> Additional Resources </a> </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="TDColumnDetail" style="text-align:left; width: 150px;"> <a href="ContactUs.html" title="Contact Us"> Contact Us </a> </td> </tr> </table> <h2 style="text-align:left;";> Important Notice - Income Tax Reporting </h2> Nursing Student Loan Forgiveness Program payments made to participants are considered exempt from federal income taxes. <br/> <br/> The Affordable Care Act of 2010 amends the Internal Revenue Code section 108(f) and retroactively expands the tax exclusion for amounts received under state loan repayment or loan forgiveness programs that are intended to increase the availability of health care services in underserved areas. Below is a link to the Internal Revenue Service News Release: <a href="http://www.irs.gov/uac/Affordable-Care-Act-Provides-Expanded-Tax-Benefit-to-Health-Professionals-Working-in-Underserved-Areas" target="_blank">IRS Link </a> </div> </div> </div> <!-- Center Column---> <!-- End Center Column---> <div id="ColumnRight"> <center> <div id="contactinfo"> <fieldset> <legend>Contact Us</legend> <p> 1-800-366-3475 <br/> Toll-Free </p> <p> 850-410-5200 <br/> Local Metro Area <br/> Tallahassee, Fl </p> <p> Email to: <br/><a href="mailto:OSFAStudentLoans@fldoe.org">OSFAStudentLoans@fldoe.org</a> </p> </fieldset> </div> <h1>Great Resources</h1> <div id="Resources"> <a href="http://www.ed.gov/" target="_blank"> <img src="../images/btnED.jpg" alt="U.S. Department of Education" title="U.S. Department of Education - External Link" width="80" height="45"/></a> <a href="http://www.nchelp.org/" target="_blank"> <img src="../images/nchelp_btn.gif" alt="NCHELP - National Council of Higher Education Loan Programs" title="NCHELP - National Council of Higher Education Loan Programs - External Link" width="80" height="45"/></a><br/> <a href="http://www.commonmanual.org/" target="_blank"> <img src="../images/common_manual_btn.gif" alt="Common Manual" title="Common Manual - External Link" width="80" height="45"/></a> <a href="http://navigatingyourfuture.org/" target="_blank"> <img src="../images/navigating-your-future.gif" alt="Navigating Your Future" title="Navigating Your Future - External Link" width="80" height="45"/></a><br/> <a href="http://www.mappingyourfuture.org/" target="_blank"> <img src="../images/mapping-your-future_btn.gif" alt="Mapping Your Future" title="Mapping Your Future - External Link" width="80" height="45"/></a> <a href="https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/disputes/prepare/contact-ombudsman" target="_blank"> <img src="../images/ombudsman.gif" alt="Ombudsman.ed.gov" title="Ombudsman.ed.gov - External Link" width="80" height="45"/></a><br/> <a href="http://www.going2college.org/stateresources/" target="_blank"> <img src="../images/college-access_btn.gif" alt="College Access" title="College Access - External Link" width="80" height="45"/></a> <a href="http://www.fasfaa.org/" target="_blank"> <img src="../images/btnFASFAA.jpg" alt="Florida Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators" title="Florida Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators - External Link" width="80" height="45"/></a><br/> <a href="http://www.nslds.ed.gov/nslds_SA/" target="_blank"> <img src="../images/nslds_edit_orginal-color.gif" alt="National Student Loan Data System Student Access" title="National Student Loan Data System Student Access - External Link" width="80" height="45"/></a> </div><!--end of resources--> <!-- The follwoing list of "br" tags stretch the right column to the length of the center column for appearance --> <br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> <br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> <br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> <br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> </center> </div><!--end of divRightCol--> </div> <!-- End divMain --> </div> <!-- End ClearFix --> </div> <!-- End divShadow --> </body> </html>