261.71  Chiropractic graduate student forgivable loans.

1.  A chiropractic graduate student forgivable loan program is established, to be administered by the college student aid commission for resident graduate students who are enrolled at Iowa chiropractic colleges and universities. A resident graduate student attending an Iowa chiropractic college or university is eligible for loan forgiveness under the program if the student meets all of the following conditions:

a.  The student graduates from an Iowa chiropractic college or university that meets the requirements for approval under section 151.4.

b.  The student has completed a chiropractic residency program.

c.  The student practices in the state of Iowa.

d.  The student has received a loan from moneys appropriated to the college student aid commission for this program.

2.  Of the moneys loaned to an eligible student, for each year of up to and including four years of practice in Iowa, an amount equal to twenty-five percent of the original principal and the proportionate share of accrued interest, or one thousand one hundred dollars, whichever is greater, shall be forgiven. If a student fails to complete a year of practice in the state, as practice is defined by the college student aid commission, the loan amount for that year shall not be forgiven. Forgivable loans made to eligible students shall not become due, for repayment purposes, until one year after the student has graduated. A loan that has not been forgiven may be sold to a bank, savings and loan association, credit union, or nonprofit agency eligible to participate in the guaranteed student loan program under the federal Higher Education Act of 1965, 20 U.S.C. § 1071 et seq., by the commission when the loan becomes due for repayment.

3.  For purposes of this section "graduate student" means a student who has completed at least ninety semester hours, or the trimester or quarter equivalent, of postsecondary course work at a public higher education institution or at an accredited private institution, as defined under section 261.9. The college student aid commission shall adopt rules, consistent with rules used for students enrolled in higher education institutions under the control of the state board of regents, for purposes of determining Iowa residency status of graduate students under this section. The commission shall also adopt rules which provide standards, guidelines, and procedures for the receipt, processing, and administration of student applications and loans under this section.

Section History: Recent form

  95 Acts, ch 218, § 23; 96 Acts, ch 1158, § 2, 3

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