Since 1981, Iowa Student Loan®, a private, nonprofit
organization, has helped Iowa students and families obtain the resources
necessary to succeed in postsecondary education. Iowa Student Loan has
helped more than 375,000 students pay for college. The organization,
based in West Des Moines, Iowa, also provides an array of borrower
benefits, financial literacy tools and community reinvestment programs,
including support for free college planning services for students and
Iowa Student Loan creates
programs to recognize those who serve in need areas in Iowa. These
programs reward those who, through their career choices, lessen the
shortage of workers in these areas.
Iowa Student Loan Nurse Educator Grant Program
The program helps graduate-level nursing students who are also teaching in a classroom or clinical setting in Iowa.
New recipients will receive up to $1,500 per academic term, up to a maximum of $3,000 per academic year.
Past recipients awarded at least one Iowa Student
Loan Nurse Educator Grant before July 1, 2013, will receive up to $2,000
per academic term, up to a maximum of $4,000 per academic year.
be renewed. Eligible individuals may receive up to two full awards over
two academic years, not to exceed a full award amount within a single
The program is open to all
eligible nursing education students. Applicants are not required to have
loans owned or serviced by Iowa Student Loan or to have graduated from
an Iowa college or university.
Recipients of an Iowa Student
Loan Nurse Educator Grant must be teaching at or in partnership with an
eligible Iowa college or university nursing program while pursing their
graduate-level program. Please visit www.studentloan.org/nursegrant for further details and to obtain the current application.
Iowa Student Loan Nursing Education Loan Forgiveness Program
The loan forgiveness program was created to
provide recruitment and retention incentives in the form of education
loan forgiveness for nursing educators and registered nurses (RNs) in
Iowa communities. Applications are not being accepted
for the Iowa Student Loan Nursing Education Loan Forgiveness Program.
Previously approved loan forgiveness program applicants should visit www.studentloan.org/nursing to better understand and request benefits.
Federal and state loan forgiveness program compairision chart (PDF)
Phone: (800) 243-7552, ext. 7656