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New York State Licensed Social Worker Loan Forgiveness Program

Who It’s For: Licensed social workers who are New York State residents and work full time in a designated critical human service area.

How to Apply: You can check the program’s website for application information, though it is only available during the active application cycle.

What Loans Qualify: New York State loans, federal loans, or private loans made by commercial entities subject to governmental examination. Parent PLUS loans do not qualify.

How Much?: Up to $6,500 per year, for up to a maximum of $26,000 over four years.

Anything Else I Should Know?:  To determining whether you work in a qualified area, you can use this eligibility by county chart.