NASW NYS shared this via Facebook. It is rather important to social workers, so please spread the word. Still no loan forgiveness for Long Island, apparently this is not a “critical” area. There is still much to be done to advocate for our profession.
The NYS Licensed Social Worker Loan Forgiveness Program is being offered to increase the number of licensed social workers working in critical human service areas in the following fields: health, mental health, substance abuse, aging, HIV/AIDS and child welfare or communities with multilingual needs.
- be legal residents of New York State for at least one year;
- be U.S. citizens or eligible noncitizens;
- be a social worker professionally licensed to practice in New York State;
- have an outstanding balance on an eligible student loan; and
- have at least one year of qualified service. Qualified service means full time employment as a licensed social worker in a critical human service area for at least 35 hours per week during the calendar year prior to their application.
The full story and details can be found here: http://www.hesc.ny.gov/content.nsf/SFC/NYS_Licensed_Social_Worker_Loan_Forgiveness_Program