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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

Affordable Care Act State Loan Repayment Program (SLRP)
Grants to States to assist them in providing support to health professions to repay educational debt who in turn agree to provide primary health services in Federally designated Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSAs).
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Apr 29, 2014
Sponsor: Bureau of Clinician Recruitment and Service
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 15, 2014
Sponsor: Indian Health Service
Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program
Offers loan forgiveness assistance for teachers who agree to serve in low-income schools.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Education

State and Regional Programs

Arizona First Things First Early Childhood Therapist Incentives Programs
Provides loan repayment and stipends to physical therapists, speech/language pathologists, occupational therapists, psychologists, and mental health specialists who agree to practice in a designated underserved area of Arizona.
Geographic coverage: Arizona
Application Deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Arizona Department of Health 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
Delaware State Loan Repayment Program
Offers loan repayment assistance to health care professionals who agree to practice in a medically underserved area of Delaware for a minimum of two years.
Geographic coverage: Delaware
Application Deadline: Oct 23, 2014
Sponsor: Delaware Health Care Commission
Federal Virginia State Loan Repayment Program
Offers educational loan repayment assistance to primary care clinicians in return for service in a medically underserved area of Virginia.
Geographic coverage: Virginia
Application Deadline: Jul 15, 2014
Sponsor: Virginia Department of Health
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
Iowa Dental Education Loan Repayment Program/FIND Project
Offers loan repayment assistance to dentists who agree to serve in a dental health professional shortage area of Iowa.
Geographic coverage: Iowa
Application Deadline: May 1, 2014
Sponsor: Delta Dental of Iowa
Kansas State Loan Repayment Program
Offers loan repayment assistance to certain health professionals who agree to serve in a Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSA) of Kansas.
Geographic coverage: Kansas
Application Deadline: Jun 1, 2014
Sponsor: Kansas Department of Health and Environment
Kentucky State Loan Repayment Program
A 50/50 matching program that increases availability of primary health care services through repayment of education loans to eligible health professionals practicing in Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs).
Geographic coverage: Kentucky
Application Deadline: Jun 30, 2014
Sponsor: Kentucky State Office of Rural Health
Louisiana State Loan Repayment Program
Offers loan repayment assistance to primary care physicians, physician assistants, dentists, advanced nurse practitioners, and nurse midwives who agree to practice in Health Professional Shortage Areas of Louisiana.
Geographic coverage: Louisiana
Application Deadline: Jun 30, 2014
Sponsor: Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals
Maine Dental Education Loan Repayment Program
Offers loan repayment assistance for dentists who agree to practice in underserved areas of Maine.
Geographic coverage: Maine
Application Deadline: May 30, 2014
Sponsor: Finance Authority of Maine
Maryland Janet L Hoffman Loan Assistance Repayment Program
Offers loan repayment assistance to Maryland residents who provide public service in Maryland state government agencies, local government agencies, or nonprofit agencies that serve low-income, underserved, or underrepresented populations.
Geographic coverage: Maryland
Application Deadline: Sep 30, 2014
Sponsor: Maryland Higher Education Commission
Massachusetts State Loan Repayment Program
Offers loan repayment assistance to certain primary care health professionals who agree to serve in a Health Professional Shortage Area or a high need community of Massachusetts.
Geographic coverage: Massachusetts
Application Deadline: Sep 15, 2014
Sponsor: Massachusetts Primary Care Office
Michigan State Loan Repayment Program
Offers loan repayment for primary medical, dental, and mental healthcare providers who agree to provide healthcare services in Health Professional Shortage Area of Michigan.
Geographic coverage: Michigan
Application Deadline: Apr 30, 2014
Sponsor: Michigan Department of Community Health
Mississippi Dentist Loan Repayment Program
Offers loan repayment assistance to dentists who agree to practice in Health Professional Shortage Areas of Mississippi.
Geographic coverage: Mississippi
Application Deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Mississippi Primary Health Care Association
Montana Rural Physician Incentive Program (MRPIP)
Offers loan repayment assistance to physicians who agree to practice in underserved areas of Montana.
Geographic coverage: Montana
Application Deadline: Jul 1, 2014
Sponsor: Montana Area Health Education Center
Montana State Loan Repayment Program
Offers loan repayment assistance for health care providers who agree to practice in Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) of Montana.
Geographic coverage: Montana
Application Deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
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 Mexico Health Professional Loan Repayment Program
Provides loan repayment assistance to certain health care professionals who agree to practice in a medically underserved area of New Mexico.
Geographic coverage: New Mexico
Application Deadline: May 1, 2014
Sponsor: New Mexico Higher Education Department
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
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
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
Rural Communities Health Care Investment Program (RCHIP)
Provides loan repayment assistance to non-physician health care professionals who agree to serve in a medically underserved community of Texas.
Geographic coverage: Texas
Application Deadline: May 1, 2014
Sponsor: Texas State Office of Rural Health
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: May 31, 2014
Sponsor: Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
Washington State Health Professional Loan Repayment Program
Offers loan repayment assistance for primary care health professionals who agree to practice in a shortage area of Washington.
Geographic coverage: Washington
Application Deadline: Apr 30, 2014
Sponsor: Washington Student Achievement Council
West Virginia State Loan Repayment Program
Offers loan repayment assistance to primary care health professionals who agree to practice in a Health Professional Shortage Area of West Virginia.
Geographic coverage: West Virginia
Application Deadline: Sep 15, 2014
Sponsor: West Virginia Division of Rural Health & Recruitment

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