Kaiser Permanente Student Financial Aid Program<br>Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program (2024)

All students admitted to the KPSAHS Diagnostic Medical Sonography program are invited to apply for a tuition assistance loan, provided they do not graduate before September 2025. Recipients must be enrolled full-time at KPSAHS, however, students are not required to obtain a loan in order to attend KPSAHS.

To apply, you must be a U.S. citizen. Applicants must be eligible for employment and provide their Social Security number.

Application Deadline
Students in the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program must submit their applications by June 13, 2024 3:00 pm Central Time.

Applicants will be notified of their status approximately 6 weeks after the submission deadline date for their specific program of interest.

Loan Distribution
Each award year, loans will be disbursed in two payments of $5,500 each. Loan checks will be made payable to the recipient and mailed to their home address .

To receive loan checks, recipients must:

  • Complete and submit this application and sign a loan agreement with Kaiser Permanente.
  • Maintain full-time enrollment and satisfactory academic and clinical progress according to academic program criteria for each term.
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.00 in program coursework (‘C’ average).

Eligible recipients who are already participants of this program and who have successfully completed their first year at KPSAHS will be invited to continue their tuition assistance funding. Loan award continuation information will be emailed directly to eligible recipients provided they do not graduate before September 2025. Therefore, continuing recipients should not complete this online form.

Please note:

  • Kaiser Permanente School of Allied Health Sciences will be contacted to verify your eligibility to apply to this loan program.
  • There is no guarantee that recipients will receive loan check(s) in time to pay tuition.
  • Recipients who do not maintain the minimum GPA, good standing, and/or full-time enrollment will lose eligibility for any future disbursem*nts, and Kaiser Permanente will initiate the loan repayment process.


Loan Forgiveness or Repayment
Loans may be forgiven through qualifying employment with Kaiser Permanente within Northern California for up to a maximum amount of $4,125 per year of employment. Recipients must work in the specialty for which they received their loan in order to earn forgiveness and must obtain employment at Kaiser Permanente within 6 months of their graduation date otherwise loan forgiveness cannot occur.

All loan recipients are encouraged to apply for qualifying positions following graduation, however, Kaiser Permanente does not give preference to loan recipients in the hiring process. All applicants for employment, including current or prior employees of Kaiser Permanente, are subject to normal hiring practices and must meet all eligibility requirements set by Kaiser Permanente, including a physical examination and a criminal background check.

Applicants should not rely on the potential for loan forgiveness in determining whether they will be able to meet loan repayment obligations. Recipients who fail to maintain satisfactory academic progress, who do not obtain a qualifying position, or otherwise do not qualify for loan forgiveness must repay the loan under the terms set forth in the loan agreement. This includes a six-month interest-free grace period following graduation and a ten percent (10%) rate of interest thereafter. The loan may be prepaid without penalty.

Kaiser Permanente reserves the right to review the conditions and procedures of this financial aid program and to make changes at any time including termination of the program.

Submission of the application does not constitute an entitlement or a legally-enforceable right to a loan. By submitting the application, the applicant agrees to accept the decisions of Scholarship America and Kaiser Permanente as final. Such decisions do not grant a right of appeal. Loan applicants must submit the application by the published deadlines. Scholarship America and Kaiser Permanente take no responsibility and grant no exceptions for errors in delivery or non delivery by the postal service.

Tax Implications
It is recommended loan recipients consult a tax advisor to discuss the tax implications of both loan repayment and forgiveness. For example, the IRS currently considers loan forgiveness to be taxable income for the year in which it is earned. Loan recipients are responsible for the payment of all such income taxes, and Kaiser Permanente may be required to withhold from recipients’ payroll checks an amount sufficient to cover such taxes. In addition, the IRS considers interest paid on student loans to be tax-deductible under certain circ*mstances.

Kaiser Permanente Student Financial Aid Program<br>Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program (2024)
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