Eligibility

Am I Eligible?

To be eligible for the SLRN Program, nurses must meet the following criteria:

  • Submitted an initial application on or before the application deadline of March 1, 2022
  • Be licensed through the PA Department of State
  • Be a resident of PA (as of the date of application and annual loan relief payments)
  • Work in a PA qualifying nursing facility (employment must have begun prior to December 31, 2021)

    NOTE: A qualified nursing facility is defined as a practice site located within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania that provides nursing care directly to patients.

  • Performed job-related duties that were impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Worked at least a combined 1,250 hours across the qualifying 12-month calendar year
  • Have outstanding qualifying student loan debt (as of the date of application and the annual loan relief payments)

Have Questions About Your Eligibility?

Please review the eligibility section of the frequently asked questions.

Supporting Documentation

If you were determined to be ineligible for participation in the program for one of the ineligible reasons listed in the chart below and the reason(s) identified on your letter are incorrect, please review the supporting documentation that should be forwarded to PHEAA.

If you have more than one ineligible reason, you must provide evidence to support your eligibility for each reason listed on your letter.

It is extremely important that PHEAA receives your supporting documentation by the date indicated on your letter. If the supporting documentation is not received by this date, your eligibility in the program will not be reconsidered.

Ineligible Reason Supporting Documentation
You were not a PA resident at the time of application Email a self-certifying statement providing your PA mailing address
You do not hold an active nursing license Email a copy of your nursing license
You were not working as of December 31, 2021 Complete and email a Supplemental Application – Sections 3 and 4

Emails should be sent to SLRN@pheaa.org.

To verify your identity, you must provide the last four digits of your Social Security number (SSN) or nursing license number, full name, date of birth, and email address (used on application) in the body of the email.