Behavioral health professionals in New Jersey can now apply for up to $180,000 in student loan repayment through a new state program designed to increase the number of people working in mental health professions.
It was signed by Gov. Phil Murphy passed legislation that created the Health Care Savings Program last June. It is part of the state’s efforts to increased access to mental health careaccording to a statement from the state Higher Education Student Assistance Authority, which oversees the loan program.
The state will fund the program, which will “help address the critical shortage of health care providers in the Garden State,” the administration said.