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Apply For Loan Repayment

Up to $50,000 to Repay Student Loans

  • Primary care physicians: MD or DO in family practice, internal medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics-gynecology, psychiatry
  • Primary care nurse practitioners
  • Certified nurse-midwives
  • Primary care physician assistants
  • Dentists: general or pediatric
  • Dental hygienists
  • Behavioral and mental health providers: health service psychologists, licensed clinical social workers, psychiatric nurse specialists, marriage and family therapists, and licensed professional counselors

If you are fully trained and licensed, a U.S. citizen or national, and working at an approved site within a designated Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA), you may apply for this generous loan repayment program.

Payment is tax free and made in a lump sum so you can pay down your loans fast.

For Two Years as a Health Care Hero

In exchange for up to $50,000 to repay your student loans, you will practice your profession for two years in an American community that needs you desperately.

If you're like most National Health Service Corps participants, you will want to continue providing full-time primary care in a high-need Health Professional Shortage Area. After you have fulfilled your minimum two-year service commitment, you may apply for an additional year of funding if you continue to have unpaid qualifying educational loans.

You select your service site from more than 6,000 approved National Health Service Corps job opportunities. More than half of the sites are HRSA-supported health centers, where clinicians can be granted medical malpractice liability protection through the Federal Tort Claims Act.

How It Works

Next step: Read the Applicant Information Bulletin

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By the Numbers
About 800 new loan repayments will be awarded this year.
79 percent of National Health Service Corps loan repayors stay at their service sites after their service commitment is fulfilled.
52 percent of National Health Service Corps clinicians work in a HPSA for their entire careers.
You learn to be a part of the community, not just a member. You become a vital component to the entire community.
Robert Floss, M.D., Hampton, Arkansas

We're city-subsidized. Patients only have to pay an average of 2 dollars for services rendered.
- Laura Gushue, DDS
Cincinnati, Ohio

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