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Health Professions Student Loans

Apply at a participating school. Check with your financial aid office to see if your school participates in the Health Professions Student Loan program.

The Health Professions Student Loan program provides long-term, low interest rate loans to full-time, financially needy students to pursue a degree in dentistry, optometry, pharmacy, podiatric medicine, or veterinary medicine.

Eligible Applicants

You are eligible to apply for this loan at a school that participates in the Health Professions Student Loan program if you are

  • A citizen, national, or a lawful permanent resident of the United States or the District of Columbia, the Commonwealths of Puerto Rico or the Marianas Islands, the Virgin Islands, Guam, the American Samoa, the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, the Republic of Palau, the Republic of the Marshall Islands and the Federated State of Micronesia.

Eligible Disciplines

Under this program, funds are awarded to accredited schools of

  • dentistry
  • optometry
  • pharmacy
  • podiatric medicine
  • veterinary medicine
For Schools

Information for Schools on campus-based financial aid programs administered by participating schools, including Scholarships and Loans for Disadvantaged Students, Health Professions Student Loans, Nursing Student Loans, and Primary Care Loans.