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Veterinary Education Loan Repayment Program

Concerning updates to the veterinary education loan repayment program.
2023 Regular Session
Higher Education
Bill Summary

The act updates the veterinary education loan repayment program in the following ways:

  • Increases the number of qualified applicants per year from 4 to 6;
  • Eliminates the requirement that an applicant must have graduated from an accredited veterinary school in 2017 or later;
  • Increases the total amount an applicant is eligible for over a 4-year period from $70,000 to $90,000;
  • Increases the yearly repayment amounts for successful applicants; and
  • Requires the state treasurer to transfer $540,000 from the general fund to the veterinary education loan repayment fund on September 1, 2023.

APPROVED by Governor June 2, 2023

EFFECTIVE August 7, 2023

NOTE: This act was passed without a safety clause and takes effect 90 days after sine die.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)


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Bill Text

  • All Versions (7 )
    Date Bill Type Documents
    06/02/2023 Signed Act PDF
    04/28/2023 Final Act PDF
    04/24/2023 Rerevised PDF
    04/21/2023 Revised PDF
    04/10/2023 Reengrossed PDF
    04/06/2023 Engrossed PDF
    01/12/2023 Introduced PDF

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details