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Additional Cancellation Provisions

You are eligible for cancellation of up to 100 percent of your Perkins Loan for full-time employment as a:

  • Nurse providing health care services. Nurse is defined as a licensed practical nurse, a registered nurse or other individual who is licensed by the appropriate state agency to provide nursing services.
  • Medical technician providing health care services. Medical technician is defined as an allied health professional certified, registered or licensed by the appropriate state agency in the state in which he or she provides health care services. An allied health professional is someone who assists, facilitates or complements the work of physicians and other specialists in the health care system.
  • Qualified professional provider of early intervention servicesin a public or nonprofit program under public supervision, as defined in section 672(2) of the Individuals with Disabilities Act.
  • Employee of an eligible public or private nonprofit child or family service agency who is providing or supervising the provision of services to both high-risk children who are from low-income communities and the families of such children. Low-income communities are defined as those in which there is a high concentration of children eligible to be counted under Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended. High-risk children are defined as individuals younger than age 21 who are low-income or at risk of abuse or neglect, have been abused or neglected, have serious emotional, mental or behavioral disturbances, reside in placements outside their homes or are involved in the juvenile justice system.

A cancellation period consists of a full year of employment. For borrowers whose loans were made before July 23, 1992, the effective date of eligibility is Oct. 1, 1998.