Funding & Opportunities by Type: Loan Repayment Programs

Summaries of funding programs are provided by RAC for your convenience. Please contact the funder directly for the most complete and current information. You can also browse a list of inactive funding programs.

National Programs

Delaware State Loan Repayment Program
Offers loan repayment assistance to healthcare professionals who agree to practice in a medically underserved area of Delaware for a minimum of two years.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Delaware Health Care Commission
Indian Health Service Loan Repayment Program
Provides loan repayment programs for health professions educational loans in return for full-time clinical service in Indian health programs.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Aug 14, 2015
Sponsor: Indian Health Service
North Dakota Medical Personnel Loan Repayment Program for Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, and Certified Nurse Midwives
Offers matching loan repayment assistance to nurse practitioners, physician assistants and certified nurse midwives who agree to practice in North Dakota. Preference is given to applicants who practice in underserved areas.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Mar 15, 2015
Sponsor: University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences
North Dakota Public Health and Nonprofit Dental Loan Repayment Program
Offers loan repayment assistance to dentists who will practice in a public health setting or nonprofit dental clinic in North Dakota.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Mar 15, 2015
Sponsor: University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences
North Dakota State Community Matching Physician Loan Repayment Program
Offers loan repayment assistance to physicians in return for agreeing to practice for two years in an area of need in North Dakota.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Mar 15, 2015
Sponsor: University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences

State and Regional Programs

Arizona Primary Care Provider Loan Repayment Program
Provides loan repayment to physicians, nurse practitioners, nurse midwives, and physician assistants who agree to provide primary care services in a Health Professional Shortage area of Arizona.
Geographic coverage: Arizona
Application Deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Arizona Department of Health Services
Arizona Rural Private Primary Care Provider Loan Repayment Program
Provides loan repayment to physicians, nurse practitioners, nurse midwives, and physician assistants who agree to provide primary care services in private practice in a Health Professional Shortage area of Arizona.
Geographic coverage: Arizona
Application Deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Arizona Department of Health Services
Illinois National Health Service Corps State Loan Repayment Program
Provides loan repayment assistance for physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurse midwives, dentists, and psychiatrists who agree to serve in a Health Professional Shortage Area of Illinois.
Geographic coverage: Illinois
Application Deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Illinois Center for Rural Health
Illinois Veterans' Home Nurse Loan Repayment Program
Offers loan repayment assistance for nurses to pursue or continue careers at Illinois veterans' homes.
Geographic coverage: Illinois
Application Deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Illinois Student Assistance Commission
Kansas Bridging Plan
Offers loan forgiveness to resident physicians working in family medicine, general internal medicine, general pediatrics, or medicine/pediatrics who agree to work in a rural area of Kansas.
Geographic coverage: Kansas
Application Deadline: Dec 31, 2014
Sponsor: University of Kansas Medical Center
Minnesota Allied Heath Care Faculty Loan Forgiveness Program
Offers loan repayment for students completing their final year of master's or doctoral education who plan to become allied healthcare educators at a postsecondary allied healthcare program in Minnesota.
Geographic coverage: Minnesota
Application Deadline: Jan 2, 2015
Sponsor: Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
Minnesota Dentist Loan Forgiveness Program
Provides funds for repayment of loans to dental students, residents, or licensed dentists who plan to practice in Minnesota and offer services to patients enrolled in state public programs or receiving a sliding fee.
Geographic coverage: Minnesota
Application Deadline: Jan 2, 2015
Sponsor: Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
Minnesota Nurse Loan Forgiveness Program
Offers forgivable loans to licensed practical or registered nurse students who agree to practice in a licensed nursing home or intermediate care facility for persons with developmental disabilities in Minnesota.
Geographic coverage: Minnesota
Application Deadline: Jan 2, 2015
Sponsor: Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
Minnesota Rural Midlevel Practitioner Loan Forgiveness Program
Offers loan repayment for students in their final year of an initial licensure preparing them to become midlevel practitioners, and who agree to practice in a designated rural area of Minnesota.
Geographic coverage: Minnesota
Application Deadline: Jan 2, 2015
Sponsor: Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
Minnesota Rural Pharmacist Loan Forgiveness Program
Offers loan repayment assistance to pharmacy students and residents who agree to serve a designated rural area of Minnesota upon graduation.
Geographic coverage: Minnesota
Application Deadline: Jan 2, 2015
Sponsor: Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
Minnesota Rural Physician Loan Forgiveness Program
Offers loan repayment assistance to primary care physicians who agree to practice in a designated rural area of Minnesota.
Geographic coverage: Minnesota
Application Deadline: Jan 2, 2015
Sponsor: Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
Nebraska Loan Repayment Program for Rural Health Professionals
Offers loan repayment assistance to certain health care professionals who agree to practice in a Health Professional Shortage Area of Nebraska.
Geographic coverage: Nebraska
Application Deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Nebraska Office of Rural Health
Nebraska Loan Repayment Program for Rural Health Professionals
Offers loan repayment assistance to certain health care professionals who agree to practice in state-designated shortage areas of Nebraska.
Geographic coverage: Nebraska
Application Deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Nebraska Office of Rural Health
Nevada Health Service Corps
Offers loan repayment assistance to certain healthcare professionals who agree to practice in an underserved area of Nevada.
Geographic coverage: Nevada
Application Deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Nevada State Office of Rural Health
New Hampshire State Loan Repayment Program
Offers loan repayment assistance to health care professionals who agree to work in underserved areas of New Hampshire.
Geographic coverage: New Hampshire
Application Deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: New Hampshire Rural Health and Primary Care Section
New York Primary Care Service Corps (PCSC)
Offers loan repayment assistance to health care professionals who agree to practice in a Health Professional Shortage Area of New York.
Geographic coverage: New York
Application Deadline: Aug 2, 2013
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: New York State Department of Health
North Carolina Community Practitioner Program
Offers loan repayment assistance to primary care physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners who agree to practice in a Health Professional Shortage Area of North Carolina.
Geographic coverage: North Carolina
Application Deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: North Carolina Medical Society Foundation
North Dakota Dentists Loan Repayment Program
Offers loan repayment assistance to dentists who agree to practice in underserved areas of North Dakota.
Geographic coverage: North Dakota
Application Deadline: Mar 15, 2015
Sponsor: University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences
North Dakota Federal State Loan Repayment Program (SLRP)
Offers loan repayment assistance to health professionals who agree to practice in a Health Professional Shortage Area of North Dakota.
Geographic coverage: North Dakota
Application Deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences
Oklahoma Medical Loan Repayment Program
Offers loan repayment assistance to primary care physicians who agree to practice in select rural communities in Oklahoma.
Geographic coverage: Oklahoma
Application Deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Physician Manpower Training Commission
Oklahoma Physician/Community Match Program
Offers loan repayment to physicians who agree to practice in rural communities in Oklahoma.
Geographic coverage: Oklahoma
Application Deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Physician Manpower Training Commission
Oregon Medicaid Primary Care Loan Repayment Program
Provides loan repayment to primary care clinicians who serve Medicaid patients in underserved areas of Oregon.
Geographic coverage: Oregon
Application Deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Oregon Office of Rural Health
Oregon Partnership State Loan Repayment Program
Offers matching funds for loan repayment for primary care providers who serve in Health Professional Shortage Areas of Oregon.
Geographic coverage: Oregon
Application Deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Oregon Office of Rural Health
Pennsylvania Primary Health Care Loan Repayment Program
Offers loan repayment assistance to primary care physicians, physician assistants, certified registered nurse practitioners, certified nurse midwives, and general dentists who agree to practice in a Health Professional Shortage Area of Pennsylvania.
Geographic coverage: Pennsylvania
Application Deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Department of Health
Primary Care Loan Redemption Program of New Jersey
Offers loan repayment assistance to physicians, dentists, nurse practitioners, nurse midwives, and physician assistants who agree to practice in underserved areas of New Jersey.
Geographic coverage: New Jersey
Application Deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Rhode Island Educational Loan Repayment Program for Primary Care Providers
Offers loan repayment assistance to new primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants who are recruited to work in Rhode Island, with preference given to applicants who agree to practice in underserved or undersupplied areas. Applicants must provide one year of service per year of funding, up to four years.
Geographic coverage: Rhode Island
Application Deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Rhode Island Student Loan Authority
South Carolina Rural Dentist Incentive Program Grants
Provides loan repayment assistance to dentists who agree to practice in a Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) of South Carolina or serve as full-time faculty at the MUSC College of Dental Medicine.
Geographic coverage: South Carolina
Application Deadline: Feb 15, 2015
Sponsor: South Carolina Area Health Education Consortium