2018 Delaware Code
Title 14 - Education
CHAPTER 34. FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR HIGHER EDUCATION
Subchapter III Professional Incentive Programs
§ 3422. Speech/language pathologist incentive loan.

Universal Citation: 14 DE Code § 3422 (2018)

(a) Purpose — It is the intent and purpose of this program to encourage academically talented Delawareans to pursue careers in speech language pathology in Delaware public schools and in the Part C, Birth to Three Early Intervention System programs.

(b) Awards

(1) Awards shall be provided for graduate education in programs that will satisfy the educational requirements for Delaware state licensure as a speech/language pathologist.

(2) Awards may be made to applicants who have received a baccalaureate degree and who plan to enroll as full-time students in qualifying programs.

(3) Awards may be made available on a prorated basis to employees either of Delaware's public schools or providers of Part C, Birth to Three Early Intervention System programs and their contractors, and who, in both cases, are enrolled as part-time students in qualifying programs.

(c) Repayment and forgiveness

(1) For purposes of this program, qualifying employment shall be employment as a licensed speech pathologist either in a Delaware public school or by a provider for programs serving infants and toddlers under Part C, Birth to Three Early Intervention System and their contractors.

(2) Loans will be forgiven at the rate of 2 years of employment for 1 year of loan.

73 Del. Laws, c. 188, § 1; 74 Del. Laws, c. 264, §§ 1-4.

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