MA Repay Program Gets Tremendous Response

BOSTON, January 31, 2023 - We are pleased to announce that the MA Repay Program, the Commonwealth's largest ever health and human service student loan repayment program, has received more than 5,000 applications as of its Monday, January 30th, 2023, 5 pm deadline. During the eight weeks that the application was open, 11,250 accounts were created. Evaluation is anticipated to be completed by spring 2023, after which we will notify over 2,000 clinicians and patient-support professionals of awards ranging from $12.5K to $300K.

The MA Repay Program's enormous success would not have been possible without the hard work and cooperation of hundreds of people, including executives and managers at community health centers, community mental health centers, inpatient psychiatric hospitals, psychiatric units at acute care hospitals, and substance use treatment providers; leaders of the Commonwealth's primary care, behavioral health, and hospital associations; representatives of the Executive Office of Health and Human Services; members of the Massachusetts legislature; vendors; and, of course, our diligent staff.

We are especially grateful to the MA Repay Program's thousands of applicants for taking the time to complete the program paperwork and for their critical and ongoing role in the physical and mental wellbeing of Massachusetts residents.