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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

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

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 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 1, 2014
Sponsor: California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development
Colorado Health Service Corps Provider (CHSC) Loan Repayment Program
Provides loan repayment assistance to certain healthcare professionals who agree to practice in a Health Professional Shortage Area of Colorado.
Geographic coverage: Colorado
Application Deadline: Sep 30, 2014
Sponsor: Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
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
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
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
Maryland State Loan Repayment Program
Offers loan repayment assistance to primary care physicians who agree to practice in a Health Professional Shortage Area of Maryland.
Geographic coverage: Maryland
Application Deadline: Oct 15, 2014
Sponsor: Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Massachusetts Community Health Center Primary Care Provider Loan Repayment Program
Offers loan repayment assistance to primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants who agree to practice at a Community Health Center in Massachusetts.
Geographic coverage: Massachusetts
Application Deadline: Oct 1, 2014
Sponsor: Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers
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 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 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
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
Wisconsin's Health Professions Loan Assistance Program (HPLAP)
Provides loan repayment assistance to primary care professionals who agree to serve in a Health Professional Shortage Area of Wisconsin.
Geographic coverage: Wisconsin
Application Deadline: Oct 20, 2014
Sponsor: Wisconsin Office of Rural Health
Wyoming Healthcare Professional Loan Repayment Program
Offers loan repayment to physicians, dentists, and allied healthcare professionals in return for practicing in underserved areas in Wyoming.
Geographic coverage: Wyoming
Application Deadline: Sep 30, 2014
Sponsor: Wyoming Rural and Frontier Health Division

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