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B.Once nominated, a student must complete and return a master promissory note to the Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance. By signing the master promissory note, the student agrees that:

1.for students seeking a masters degree:
a.he will enroll full-time in the degree program during the fall, winter, if applicable, and spring semesters/terms;
b.he will remain enrolled full-time unless granted an exception to this requirement by the Board of Regents;
c.upon completion of his degree program, he will become a full-time nurse or allied health faculty member at the institution which nominated him for the health care educator loan;
d.he will remain a full-time nurse or allied health education faculty member until he teaches one year for each $10,000 he received;
2.for students seeking a doctoral degree:
a.he will enroll full-time, or at least two-thirds time, in the degree program during the fall, winter, if applicable, and spring semesters/terms;
b.he will remain enrolled full-time, or at least two-thirds time, unless granted an exception to this requirement by the Board of Regents;
c.upon completion of his degree program, he will become a full-time nurse or allied health faculty member at the institution which nominated him for the health care educator Loan;
d.he will remain a full-time nurse or allied health education faculty member until he teaches one full year for each $10,000 he received.

C.A Recipient will be eligible to continue to receive Health Care Educator Loan Forgiveness Program loans until he obtains his masters or doctoral degree, provided that he continues to maintain full time enrollment, or at least two-thirds time enrollment for doctoral degree students, unless an exception to this requirement is granted for cause in accordance with §1607.

AUTHORITY NOTE:Promulgated in accordance with R.S. 17:3021-3036, R.S. 17:3042.1, R.S. 17:3048.1 and R.S. 17:3048.5.

HISTORICAL NOTE:Promulgated by the Student Financial Assistance Commission, Office of Student Financial Assistance, LR 35:

§1607.Exceptions to Program Requirements

A.Exception to the full time enrollment requirement, or two-thirds time enrollment for those seeking a doctoral degree.

1.The Board of Regents may grant an exception to the full-time enrollment requirement or two thirds time for doctoral students, if all of the following conditions are met:
a.The recipient has a temporary mental or physical disability, or other circumstance for which the board may deem an exception is appropriate;
b.The recipient requests an exception and provides such documentation as the board requires in order to evaluate whether an exception should be granted;
c.The recipient requests and obtains approval for the exception prior to withdrawing from enrollment or decreasing the number of hours in which he is enrolled.
2.The Board of Regents may grant an exception to the requirement to become a full-time nurse or allied health education faculty member if the following conditions are met:
a.The recipient has a temporary mental or physical disability or other circumstance for which the board may deem an exception is appropriate;
b.The recipient requests an exception and provides such documentation as the board requires to evaluate whether an exception should be granted.
c.The recipient requests and obtains approval for the exception prior to terminating his employment or otherwise fails to meet the requirement to teach full-time as a registered nursing or allied health education faculty member.

AUTHORITY NOTE:Promulgated in accordance with R.S. 17:3021-3036, R.S. 17:3042.1, R.S. 17:3048.1 and R.S. 17:3048.5.

HISTORICAL NOTE:Promulgated by the Student Financial Assistance Commission, Office of Student Financial Assistance, LR 35:

§1609.Discharge of Obligation

A.The obligations of the recipient may be discharged by cancellation, teaching for the required period of obligation, or by monetary repayment.

B.Cancellation. The Board of Regents may discharge the requirement to maintain full-time enrollment, or two-thirds time for doctoral degree students, the requirement to complete the degree program in which the recipient is enrolled, or the requirement to teach full-time as a registered nurse or allied health education faculty member under the following circumstances:

1.the recipient has a permanent mental or physical disability, or other circumstance for which the board may deem discharge is appropriate; and
2.the recipient provides such documentation as the board requires in order to evaluate whether a discharge should be granted; or
3.the participating institution at which the recipient is employed requests that the board discharge the teaching requirement and provides such documentation that the board requires to make a determination that the obligation should be discharged.

C.Fulfillment of Teaching Requirement. The obligation may be discharged under the following conditions:

1.the recipient secures full-time employment as a nurse or allied health program faculty member at the institution which nominated him for the loan program or at another participating institution with the assistance and approval of the institution which nominated him for the loan program; and
2.The recipient begins teaching full-time as a nurse or allied health program faculty member no later than the semester following the semester the student obtains his masters or doctoral degree; or
3.If the student is unable to secure employment as a fulltime faculty member at the institution which nominated him for the loan program or at another participating institution with the assistance and approval of the institution which nominated him for the loan program, the recipient may fulfill the teaching obligation by working in a public health facility, state office, or other alternative service as the board may deem appropriate. The student must seek and obtain board approval prior to undertaking such an alternative service position.
4.Each year of full time teaching or other alternative service as approved by the board will discharge $10,000 of the obligation.

Louisiana Register   Vol. 34, No. 10   October 20, 2008

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