‘A Giant Step Forward’

Gov. Ned Lamont speaks to reporters Monday, May 20, 2024, at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford about the launch of a new program to repay student loans in an effort to recruit and retain more healthcare professionals. Photo credit: Screengrab, CT-N

Lamont administration launches student loan repayment program to boost health care workforce.

By Doug Hardy, CTNewsJunkie.com 

Described as a project that was a long time coming, the Lamont administration on Monday announced the launch of the Connecticut Student Loan Repayment Program to address the state’s health care worker shortage.

According to the administration, the program will offer up to $50,000 in student loan repayments to eligible health care providers who commit to practicing full-time for at least two years in underserved communities in the state. Part-time options are also available for $12,500 a year over two years, totaling $25,000.

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