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We offer programs that repay part of your school loan debt.

Nurse Corps Loan Repayment Program (Nurse Corps LRP)

We pay up to 85% of unpaid nursing education debt. In exchange, you serve at least two years. You must serve in a Critical Shortage Facility (CSF) or an eligible school of nursing.

Am I eligible to apply?

You are eligible if you are:

  • A registered nurse (RN)
  • An advanced practice registered nurse (APRN)
  • Nurse faculty (NF)

You must have received your nursing education from an accredited school of nursing. That school must be in a U.S. state or territory.

How do I apply?

Get details and guidance on how to apply to the Nurse Corps LRP.

How and where does the Nurse Corps provide care?

Growth of the Nurse Corps Workforce

National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Loan Repayment Programs

If eligible, you can apply to one of four NHSC loan repayment programs:

Licensed primary care clinicians in eligible disciplines can receive loan repayment.

In exchange, you serve at least two years at an NHSC-approved site in a Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA).

Is my discipline/specialty eligible to apply?

Medical

  • Physician - Allopathic (MD) or Osteopathic (DO)
    • Family Medicine
    • General Internal Medicine
    • General Pediatrics
    • Obstetrics/Gynecology
    • Geriatrics
  • Physician Assistant (PA)
    • Adult
    • Family
    • Pediatric
    • Women’s Health
    • Geriatrics
  • Nurse Practitioner (NP)
    • Adult
    • Family
    • Pediatric
    • Women’s Health
    • Geriatrics
  • Certified Nurse-Midwife (CNM)

Dental Care

  • Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS)
    • General Dentistry
    • Pediatric Dentistry
  • Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry (DMD)
    • General Dentistry
    • Pediatric Dentistry
  • Dental Hygienist

Behavioral/Mental Health

  • Physician - Allopathic (MD) or Osteopathic (DO)
    • Psychiatry
  • Health Service Psychologist (HSP)
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
  • Psychiatric Nurse Specialist (PNS)
  • Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT)
  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
  • Physician Assistant (PA)
    • Mental Health & Psychiatry
  • Nurse Practitioner (NP)
    • Mental Health & Psychiatry 

How do I apply?

Get details and guidance on how to apply to the NHSC LRP.

The NHSC SUD Workforce LRP combats the nation’s opioid crisis. 

Trained and licensed providers in eligible disciplines can receive loan repayment. You must use evidence-based treatment models to treat substance use disorders.

In exchange, you serve three years at an NHSC-approved SUD treatment facility.

Is my discipline/specialty eligible to apply?

  • Physicians
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Certified nurse midwives
  • Physician assistants
  • Behavioral health professionals
  • Substance use disorder counselors
  • Registered nurses
  • Pharmacists

How do I apply?

Get details and guidance on how to apply to the SUD Workforce LRP.

The NHSC Rural Community LRP is for providers combatting the opioid epidemic in the nation’s rural communities.

Licensed primary care clinicians in eligible disciplines can receive loan repayment.

In exchange, you serve three years at a rural NHSC-approved SUD treatment facility.

Is my discipline/specialty eligible to apply?

  • Allopathic/osteopathic physicians
  • Physician assistants
  • Psychiatrists
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Certified nurse-midwives
  • Psychiatric nurse specialists
  • Health service psychologists
  • Licensed clinical social workers
  • Marriage and family therapists
  • Licensed professional counselors
  • SUD counselors
  • Pharmacists
  • Registered nurses
  • Certified registered nurse anesthetists 

How do I apply?

Get details and guidance on how to apply to the NHSC Rural Community LRP.

Are you a student in your last year of medical, nursing, or dental school? You can receive loan repayment from the NHSC S2S LRP.

In return, you provide at least three years of service at an NHSC-approved site in a Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA).

Is my discipline/specialty eligible to apply?

Physicians

  • Allopathic (MD)
  • Osteopathic (DO)
  • Family Medicine
  • General Internal Medicine
  • General Pediatrics
  • Geriatrics
  • Obstetrics/Gynecology
  • Psychiatry 

Nurse Practitioner (NP)

  • Adult Practice
  • Family Practice
  • Pediatrics
  • Women’s Health
  • Psychiatry
  • Geriatrics

Certified Nurse-Midwife (CNM)

  • Women’s Health 

Dentists

  • Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS)
  • Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry (DMD)
  • General Dentistry
  • Pediatric Dentistry 

How do I apply?

Get details and guidance on how to apply to the NHSC S2S LRP.

For states, the NHSC offers the State Loan Repayment Program (SLRP) as a cost-sharing grant.

Faculty Loan Repayment Program (FLRP)

We repay your loan if you pursue a career as a faculty member at a health professions school.

In return, you serve as a faculty member at an eligible health professions school for two years.

Which health professions are eligible?

You must have a degree or certificate in one of these:

  • Allopathic Medicine
  • Osteopathic Medicine
  • Podiatric Medicine
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Dentistry
  • Pharmacy
  • Optometry
  • Nursing
    • Registered Nurse (RN)
    • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN)
  • Public Health (graduate level only)
  • Physician Assistant (PA)
  • Behavioral and Mental Health (graduate level only):
    • Clinical psychology
    • Clinical social work
    • Marriage and family therapy
    • Professional counseling
  • Allied Health Professions (baccalaureate or graduate level):
    • Audiology
    • Dental hygiene
    • Medical laboratory technology
    • Occupational therapy
    • Physical therapy
    • Radiology technology
    • Registered dietitians
    • Respiratory therapy
    • Speech pathology 

How do I apply?

Get details and guidance on how to apply to the FLRP.

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