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Application & Program Guidance: Program Overview

The Faculty Loan Repayment Program (FLRP) Application is currently closed.

What is the Faculty Loan Repayment Program (FLRP)?

The Faculty Loan Repayment Program is administered by the Bureau of Clinician Recruitment and Service (BCRS) in the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). FLRP provides individuals who have an interest in receiving loan repayment, while serving as a faculty member in an accredited and eligible health professions school. FLRP participants contribute to the Health Resources and Services Administration’s, Bureau of Clinician Recruitment and Service’s goal of increasing the recruitment and retention of health professions faculty. Supporting careers for health professions educators is vital for preparing the next generation of health care professionals, and the FLRP encourages participants to promote careers in their respective health care fields. 

FLRP applicants must be from a disadvantaged background, have an eligible health professions degree or certificate, and have an employment commitment to be a faculty member at an approved health professions institution for a minimum of two (2) years (see “Eligibility Requirements, Funding Preferences and Application Process” section).

What are the benefits of the FLRP?

  1. Mentoring the future healthcare workforce. By joining the past and current FLRP participants across the country, you have the opportunity to educate and train the next generation of health professionals.
  2. Loan Repayment. FLRP will provide funds to program participants to repay qualifying educational loans. FLRP will award a lump sum, up to a maximum of $40,000, for a two-year service obligation. All loan repayments paid to the participant must be used to repay qualifying educational loans and are subject to periodic verification.
  3. Tax Assistance Payment. FLRP payments are subject to Federal income tax and Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) taxes. To assist participants in meeting their tax burden, they receive an additional amount (equal to 39% of the loan repayment amount), which FLRP withholds (pays directly to the IRS) on behalf of the participant for their Federal income and FICA tax liability. All FLRP payments and Federal taxes withheld will be reported to the participant and the IRS on a Form W-2 after the end of the tax year. These FLRP payments may also be subject to State and local income tax.

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