5. Why are qualifying degrees limited to early childhood, child and human development, elementary education, special education with a birth to age 8 focus, or child and family services?

The Student Loan Repayment Assistance Program is a component of Act 45 that was designed to support recent early childhood graduates working in private early education programs. The legislation specifies which degrees meet eligibility requirements at this time. VTAEYC welcomes feedback regarding this or any part of the Student Loan Repayment Assistance Program. The Program was created after early childhood educators advocated for ways to make Higher Education more affordable. We will send notification via email and social media if there are any updates regarding eligibility criteria.