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Provider Loan Repayment Programs

There is an array of other state and federal programs - as well as a new public-private initiative - which offer loan repayment for medical, nursing and dental students / providers who make commitments to practice in medically underserved areas. See below for a comprehensive list of programs:

* Disadvantaged Students Loan Repayment Program
* Massachusetts State Loan Repayment Program
* National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program
* National Health Service Corps NURSE Corps Loan Repayment Program

Disadvantaged Students Loan Repayment Program

The Loans for Disadvantaged Students program provides long-term, low-interest rate loans to full-time, financially needy students from disadvantaged backgrounds, to pursue a degree in allopathic medicine, osteopathic medicine, dentistry, optometry, podiatric medicine, pharmacy or veterinary medicine. More more details, please click below:

Massachusetts State Loan Repayment Program

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health is providing a loan repayment program (MLRP-2018) managed by the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers, Inc. for health care professionals who commit to working full time or part time for two years in a community health center (up to $25,000 per year for two years). This program is funded through a combination of state and federal funds. Please be advised that the MLRP guide has been amended with some key changes for 2018. These changes include a NEW application deadline of August 13, 2018 by 4:00 PM for all application materials to be received by the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers, Inc. 2018 MLRP, 40 Court Street, 10th floor, Boston, MA 02108:

  • New application deadline of August 13, 2018 by 4:00 PM for this calendar year
  • The guide has been revised and shortened
  • Clarifying language for solo and group practices
  • Clarifying the number of applications that sites are allowed to submit per application cycle year at 3; the application cycle is open through August 13. Contracts must be signed by awardees by August 28, 2018.

Click here for the Program Guide and Application.

For more information, click here.

National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program

The National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program provides loan repayment funding to primary care medical, dental and mental and behavioral health clinicians choosing to work in a NHSC-approved site located in a federally-designated Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA). Award amounts are based on the HPSA score of the NHSC-approved site: up to $50,000 for a score of 14 and above, and up to $30,000 for a score of 13 or below for a two-year commitment. To qualify, a provider must be a U.S. citizen with a valid unrestricted license or certificate to practice, and must work full-time.

The attached flyers highlight key information about the program. Please visit the NHSC website for more information and to apply.

The LRP is currently closed.

For more information, please visit the site below:

National Health Service Corps NURSE Corps Loan Repayment Program

The National Health Service Corps NURSE Corps Loan Repayment Program provides loan repayment funding to registered nurses and advanced practice nurses choosing to work in a NHSC-approved site located in a federally-designated Health Professional Shortage Area. The program also provides loan repayment funding to nursing faculty. Service periods last 2 years with an optional third year, and applicants must be employed full-time at an eligible facility. To qualify, a provider must be a U.S. citizen with a valid unrestricted license or certificate in Massachusetts.

The LRP is currently closed.

For more information, please visit the site below:

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