Bill Creates Student Loan Program for Unemployed - KTVN Channel 2 - Reno Tahoe News Weather, Video -

Bill Creates Student Loan Program for Unemployed

Posted: Updated:

A bill before the 2013 Nevada Legislature seeks to help unemployed Nevadans with a new student loan program designed to provide a kind of quick fix that federal programs don't accommodate.

SB52 creates a student loan program for unemployed citizens working toward work certificates and training, but not for credit. Students pursuing certificates are not eligible for federal student loans. Nevada currently has the highest unemployment rate in the nation at 10.2 percent.

Members of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Labor and Energy questioned the bill Wednesday for initially providing certificate programs solely in the health services sector. But officials say the plan is to expand the program to other sectors over time.  (AP)

  • Today's Top StoriesMore>>

  • Fracking Discussion Held at University of Nevada

    Fracking Discussion Held at University of Nevada

    Thursday, April 17 2014 7:29 AM EDT2014-04-17 11:29:01 GMT
    On Wednesday, there was a big turnout at the University of Nevada for a discussion to talk about the possible environmental impacts of fracking.More >>
    On Wednesday, there was a big turnout at the University of Nevada for a discussion to talk about the possible environmental impacts of fracking.More >>
  • DUI Arrest in Power Pole Accident

    DUI Arrest in Power Pole Accident

    Thursday, April 17 2014 7:19 AM EDT2014-04-17 11:19:19 GMT
    Police have made a DUI arrest in connection with a vehicle vs. power line accident early Thursday morning. The Reno Police department responded to a section of Old Virginia Rd., between Damonte RanchMore >>
    Police have made a DUI arrest in connection with a vehicle vs. power line accident early Thursday morning. The Reno Police department responded to a section of Old Virginia Rd., between Damonte RanchMore >>
  • Semi Accident Near Derby Dam

    Semi Accident Near Derby Dam

    Thursday, April 17 2014 4:41 AM EDT2014-04-17 08:41:39 GMT
    The Nevada Highway Patrol is investigating an accident between a semi truck and a car near Fernley Wednesday night.More >>
    The Nevada Highway Patrol is investigating an accident between a semi truck and a car near Fernley Wednesday night.More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and Sarkes Tarzian, Inc. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.