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Florida Nursing Student Loan Forgiveness Program

Florida Department of Education
Sep 1, 2024

Connie Rowland


The Florida Nursing Student Loan Forgiveness Program offers loan repayment assistance to nursing personnel who agree to serve in areas of the state where there are critical nursing shortages.

Applicants will be ranked by designated sites in the following priority order:

  1. State of Florida operated medical and healthcare facilities
  2. Public schools
  3. County health departments
  4. Federally sponsored community health centers
  5. Teaching hospitals
  6. Family practice teaching hospitals
  7. Specialty hospitals for children
  8. Match site 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

Licensed practical nurses, registered nurses, and advanced practice registered nurses who work full-time at an eligible employment site in Florida may apply.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Up to $4,000 per year for a maximum of 4 years.

Application process

Links to additional guidance and the application package are available on the program website.

Completed applications should be mailed to:

Florida Department of Education
Office of Student Financial Assistance
Nursing Student Loan Forgiveness Program
325 West Gaines Street, Suite 1340
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0400

Tagged as
Healthcare facilities · Loans, loan repayment, and loan forgiveness for health careers · Nurse practitioners and other advanced practice registered nurses · Nurses · Primary care · Public health · Florida

For complete information about funding programs, including your application status, please contact funders directly. Summaries are provided for your convenience only. RHIhub does not take part in application processes or monitor application status.