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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

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

National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Students to Service Loan Repayment Program (S2S LRP)
Provides loan repayment assistance to medical students (MD and DO) who agree to provide primary care health services in eligible Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) of greatest need.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Nov 13, 2014
Sponsor: National Health Service Corps

NIH Health Disparities Research Loan Repayment Program
Offers loan repayment assistance for health professionals who commit to research projects related to health disparities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Nov 15, 2014
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health

State and Regional Programs

Alaska Supporting Health Care Access through Loan Repayment (SHARP I)
Offers loan repayment assistance to certain health care professionals in exchange for working in a Health Professional Shortage Area of Alaska.
Geographic coverage: Alaska
Application Deadline: Dec 5, 2014
Sponsor: Alaska Department of Health and Social Services

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

California Allied Healthcare Loan Repayment Program
Provides loan repayment assistance for California allied health care professionals practicing in medically underserved areas of California.
Geographic coverage: California
Application Deadline: Nov 30, 2014
Sponsor: Health Professions Education Foundation

California Bachelor of Science Nursing Loan Repayment Program
Offers loan repayment to Registered Nurses who are practicing direct patient care in medically underserved areas of California.
Geographic coverage: California
Application Deadline: Nov 30, 2014
Sponsor: Health Professions Education Foundation

California Health Professions Loan Repayment Program
Offers loan repayment to dentists, dental hygienists, nurse practitioners, certified nurse midwives, physician assistants, and clinical nurse specialists who are practicing direct patient care in medically underserved areas of California.
Geographic coverage: California
Application Deadline: Nov 30, 2014
Sponsor: Health Professions Education Foundation

California Licensed Mental Health Services Provider Education Program
Offers loan repayment to mental healthcare professionals who are providing direct care in medically underserved areas of California.
Geographic coverage: California
Application Deadline: Nov 30, 2014
Sponsor: Health Professions Education Foundation

California Licensed Vocational Nurse Loan Repayment Program
Offers loan repayment to Licensed Vocational Nurses who are practicing direct patient care in medically underserved areas of California.
Geographic coverage: California
Application Deadline: Nov 30, 2014
Sponsor: Health Professions Education Foundation

California Mental Health Loan Assumption Program
Offers loan repayment assistance for mental health care professionals working in medically underserved areas of California.
Geographic coverage: California
Application Deadline: Nov 30, 2014
Sponsor: Health Professions Education Foundation

California State Loan Repayment Program
Offers loan repayment assistance to primary healthcare professionals who provide healthcare services in federally designated health professional shortage areas (HPSAs) in California.
Geographic coverage: California
Application Deadline: Nov 15, 2014
Sponsor: California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development

California Steven M. Thompson Physician Corps Loan Repayment Program
Offers loan repayment assistance to recently licensed physicians who agree to practice in Health Professional Shortage Areas in California.
Geographic coverage: California
Application Deadline: Nov 30, 2014
Sponsor: Health Professions Education Foundation

Georgia Physicians for Rural Areas Assistance Program
Pays medical education student loan debt for physicians who agree to practice medicine full time in a rural community in Georgia.
Geographic coverage: Georgia
Application Deadline: Nov 1, 2014
Sponsor: Georgia Board for Physician Workforce

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

Montana State Loan Repayment Program
Offers loan repayment assistance for healthcare professionals who agree to practice in Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) of Montana.
Geographic coverage: Montana
Application Deadline: Dec 15, 2014
Sponsor: Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services: Primary Care Office

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 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

PRIMECARRE Loan Repayment Program
Offers two-year grants to primary care health professionals for use in repayment of educational loans in return for a two-year practice commitment in a Health Professional Shortage Area in Iowa.
Geographic coverage: Iowa
Application Deadline: Nov 13, 2014
Sponsor: Iowa Department of Public Health

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

Texas Physician Education Loan Repayment Program (PELRP)
Offers loan repayment to physicians who practice in Texas, with priority given to primary care physicians who practice in Health Professional Shortage Areas of the state.
Geographic coverage: Texas
Application Deadline: Nov 30, 2014
Sponsor: Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

Wyoming State Loan Repayment Program
Offers loan repayment assistance to primary care physicians and mid-level practitioners who agree to serve in a Health Professional Shortage Area of Wyoming.
Geographic coverage: Wyoming
Application Deadline: Nov 17, 2014
Sponsor: Wyoming Office of Rural Health