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Loans for Health Professions Students

Millions of Americans do not have access to health care, because they live where there are not enough health professionals to meet basic needs. Shortages of health professionals suggest many more may soon find themselves unable to see a primary health care provider when they need one.

HRSA health professions scholarship, loan and loan repayment programs help to encourage and enable clinicians to work in underserved areas.

Loans for Disadvantaged Students
Need-based, competitive program. Must be enrolled in and apply for aid to participating school of allopathic, osteopathic, podiatric or veterinary medicine or dentistry, optometry, or pharmacy.

Health Professions Student Loans
Need-based, competitive program. Must apply for aid to participating school and pursue degree in dentistry, optometry, pharmacy, or podiatric or veterinary medicine.

Primary Care Loans
Need-based, competitive program. Must pursue degree in allopathic or osteopathic medicine and apply for aid to participating school.

Nursing Student Loans
Need-based, competitive program. Must pursue diploma, associate, baccalaureate or graduate degree in nursing and apply for aid to participating school.

Find out which financial aid you might be eligible for. Choose what best describes you.