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Nurse Education Scholarship Loan Program (NESLP) – Inactive Program

The NESLP Program provided forgivable loans to qualified North Carolina residents who are committed to working full-time as nurses in North Carolina. You must complete loan forgiveness within ten years of graduation, excluding periods of approved deferments.

You must repay your loan through loan forgiveness or cash payments.

Option 1: Loan Forgiveness

Requirements

You must meet the following requirements to qualify for loan forgiveness:

  • Graduate from the program for which you received financial assistance
  • Obtain licensure from the North Carolina Board of Nursing
  • Secure full-time employment in a qualified position

How to Apply for Loan Forgiveness

  1. Submit verification of graduation to NCSEAA.
  2. Notify NCSEAA of your intent to repay through loan forgiveness within 90 days of graduation.
  3. Obtain licensure from the North Carolina Board of Nursing.
  4. Secure a qualified position.
  5. Complete a Loan Forgiveness Application form and submit it to NCSEAA for approval.

For additional information, see Frequently Asked Questions about Loan Forgiveness.

Option 2: Repay the Loan in Cash

If you cannot repay the loan through loan forgiveness, then you must repay it in cash within ten years of graduation or withdrawal from the NESLP program. You may either repay the loan in one lump sum or monthly installment payments.

For additional information and instructions on how to repay in cash, visit Frequently Asked Questions: NESLP Cash Repayment.

Deferment

A deferment is a period in which loan forgiveness or cash repayment of a loan is postponed or delayed. Although payments are not due during a deferment period, interest at the rate of ten percent will continue to accrue on the outstanding principal balance of your loan. You may apply for deferment by completing and returning a Postponement/Deferment Form to NCSEAA for approval.

For additional information visit Frequently Asked Questions: NESLP Deferment.


Tip

Q: How long do I have to repay my NESLP loan obligation through loan forgiveness?

A: You must complete loan forgiveness within ten years of graduation, excluding periods of approved deferments.