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First Things First Early Childhood Therapist Incentives Programs
Award and Stipend Amounts
An applicant may be eligible for Loan Repayment, Stipend, or both depending on the zip code(s) where the therapist will provide service.
The award amounts will be based on the therapist's total loan indebtedness. The award is in addition to the compensation package offered by the employer. Awards are subject to the availability of funding.
|Loan Repayment Program
|1st Year of Service||2nd Year of Service|
|Physical Therapist||Up to $17,500||Up to $17,500|
|Speech/Language Pathologist||Up to $12,500||Up to $12,500|
|Occupational Therapist||Up to $12,500||Up to $12,500|
|Psychologist||Up to $12,500||Up to $12,500|
|Mental Health Specialist||Up to $6,250||Up to $6,250|
Note: The Loan Repayment award amount can only be used to pay qualifying educational loans.
|Sign on Bonus||12 Month Service Completion||24 Month Service Completion|