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Apply to the Faculty Loan Repayment Program

Eligible faculty members can apply to the Faculty Loan Repayment Program. 

If accepted, we will repay a portion of your health professional student loan debt ($40,000 max over two years). In return, you serve at an eligible health professions school.

Review the Faculty Loan Repayment Program Fact Sheet (PDF - 129 KB)

Am I eligible?

You are eligible for the Faculty Loan Repayment Program (FLRP) if

  1. You come from a disadvantaged background. We base this on environmental and economic factors.
  2. You have an eligible health professions degree or certificate.
  3. You are a faculty member at an approved health professions school. You must have a contract for two years or more.

What are eligible health professions' degrees/certificates and schools?

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 

Eligible health professions schools must

  • Be located in a state or U.S. territory; and
  • Be an eligible public or private non-profit school in:
    • Allopathic or osteopathic medicine
    • Dentistry
    • Nursing
      • Registered Nurse (RN)
      • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN))
    • Pharmacy
    • Allied health
    • Podiatric medicine
    • Optometry
    • Veterinary medicine
    • Public health (graduate level)
    • Physician assistant
    • Behavioral and mental health (graduate programs)
      • Clinical psychology
      • Clinical social work
      • Professional counseling
      • Marriage and family therapy

How do I apply?

Make sure the application cycle is open. If it is, do these two things:

  1. Follow instructions in the FLRP Application and Program Guidance (PDF - 372 KB)
  2. Submit your application through the Bureau Health Workforce Customer Service Portal.

Why should I apply?

As a faculty member, you train the next generation. Through the Faculty Loan Repayment Program, you can reduce your financial burden while doing so.

If you receive an award, you will get:

  • Up to $40,000 in loan repayment assistance
  • Funding to offset the tax burden

Why is the FLRP important?

We provide loan repayment assistance to faculty members from economically and environmentally disadvantaged backgrounds with eligible health professions degrees or certificates to serve at eligible academic institutions. This will decrease the economic barriers associated with pursuing careers as academic faculty.

How to contact us

Call: 1-800-221-9393 | TTY: 1-877-897-9910
M - F | 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. (except federal holidays)
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