The achievement of one’s dream clinical career may come with a high price tag. Valuable, and, yes — expensive — coursework can leave some clinicians beginning their career in a notable amount of debt.
Thankfully, more than 30 clinical license/certification required positions at UF Health Shands are eligible to apply for a financial support program to help ease the burden of student loans. Unique opportunities include increased tuition reimbursement, student loan coaching and immediate eligibility for student loan financial support — all of which launched in July.
“The tuition loan support in particular is not a widely-offered benefit by many employers,” said Gayla Beach, associate vice president of UF Health Shands Human Resources.
For student loan financial support, full-time benefits eligible employees can receive $150 per month (tax-free) toward their loans and part-time benefits-eligible employees can receive $75 per month (tax-free) toward their loans.
To receive monthly student loan financial support, employees must work in a position that requires one of the following licenses or certificates to qualify: