The Kansas House is considering a bill that would offer student loan assistance to 20 veterinarians each year in exchange for working in rural, underserved areas of the state, expanding the Kansas State University student loan forgiveness program from 20 to 80 students. Debate on the bill included suggestions to expand the criteria for classifying underserved areas, excluding small-animal veterinarians from the program, and allowing students to enroll in the program in their second year of veterinary school.
Kan. House considers expanding veterinary student loan assistance program
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