Due to the overwhelming response to the SLRN Program, PHEAA has received a high number of applications. Applications are being reviewed in the order they were received.

As applications are reviewed, applicants will be notified via postal mail as to the status of their application and advised of next steps. We expect this process to take several weeks. We appreciate your patience. (Updated 4/28/2022)

The COVID-19 Nursing Workforce Initiative (NWI) was unveiled in September 2021 with the aim of providing greater support to Pennsylvania nurses amidst the immense challenges of the pandemic.

As part of the NWI, the SLRN Program will be created and administered by PHEAA for the purpose of benefiting nurses who are residents of the Commonwealth and licensed by the PA Department of State to work at a qualified nursing facility during the pandemic.

Qualified SLRN applicants could be selected to receive student loan relief of up to $2,500 for each year of work (beginning with 2020) for no more than 3 years, with a maximum benefit of $7,500.

  • Apply

    Learn what is needed to apply for the program.

  • Eligibility

    Determine who may be eligible to receive student loan relief.

  • Selection

    Learn how candidates are selected for participation.

  • SLRN PROGRAM FAQ (Revised 5/12/2022)

    Find some answers to common questions about the program.