Loan Repayment

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.

Loan Repayment

National Health Service Corps
Competitive program for primary care medical, dental and mental health clinicians working at approved NHSC facilities in Health Professional Shortage Areas. Full-time clinicians working at high-need sites can receive $60,000 for their initial 2-year commitment and may be eligible to apply for additional years of support to repay their student loans. Part-time opportunities also available.

NURSE Corps Loan Repayment Program
Registered nurses and advanced practice registered nurses, such as nurse practitioners, working in a Critical Shortage Facility can receive 60 percent of their total qualifying nursing education loan balance for 2 years of service through this program formerly known as the Nursing Education Loan Repayment Program. Full-time nurse faculty working at accredited, public or private, non-profit schools of nursing are also eligible. For an optional third year of service, participants may receive an additional 25 percent of their original total qualifying nursing education loan balance.

Faculty Loan Repayment Program
Competitive program for degree-trained health professionals from disadvantaged backgrounds serving on the faculty of an accredited health professions college or university. 

Date Last Reviewed:  May 2017

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