Georgia Health Care Provider Loan Repayment Programs

October 21, 2018by Riley Hendrickson0
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Through the Georgia Health Care Provider Loan Repayment Programs, qualifying applicants may be able to qualify for substantial compensation towards paying off their student loans. This program covers a wide range of healthcare professions with a focus on rural areas or ares that are underserviced. To find out more about this program continue reading.

Eligibility?

Through the Georgia Health Care Provider Loan Repayment Programs, applicants may fall into one of the following five categories towards student loan repayment programs. The requirements and guidelines for each program are broken down below;

The Physicians for Rural Areas Assistance Program (PRAA) program is:

  • A service-cancelable loan of up to $25,000/year to physicians who
  • Providing direct patient care in medically underserved, rural areas of Georgia.
  • Contracts are awarded for one year and are renewable for additional 3 terms.
  • Funding for this program is funded solely by the State of Georgia.

For further information regarding this program, please head over to the PRAA informational flyer. To apply for this program, head down to the application section below.

The Georgia Physician Loan Repayment Program (GPLRP) is
  • a loan repayment program funded by the State of Georgia and a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
  • It is limited to physicians and aimed at those physicians practicing the specialties of family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, OB/GYN, geriatrics or psychiatry
  • in a Health Professional Shortage Area located in a qualifying county.
  • and provides service cancelable loans of up to $25,000 per year for an initial, two-year period.
  • The participant may elect to re-apply for additional funding to be awarded on an annual basis for two additional years for a maximum of four years.

To apply for this program, head to the application section below.

The Dentists for Rural Areas Assistance Program (DRAA)

  • provides service-cancelable loans of up to $25,000 per year
  • in return for dental practice in an underserved, rural county in Georgia.
  • Contracts are awarded for one year and are renewable three times for a maximum of four years.
  • Funding for this program is provided by the State of Georgia.

For more information on this program, please head over to the DRAA informational flyer. To apply for this program, head down to the application section below.

The Physician Assistant Loan Repayment Program (PALRP) is

  • a program funded by the State of Georgia
  • to provide service-cancelable loans of up to $10,000/year,
  • with contracts are awarded for one year and renewable a maximum of three times
  • to assist Physician Assistants in repaying outstanding PA education loan debt
  • in return for providing direct patient care in medically underserved, rural areas of Georgia.

For further information regarding this program, please head over to the PALRP informational flyer. To apply for this program, head down to the application section below.

The Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Loan Repayment Program (APRNLRP) is

  • a program funded by the State of Georgia
  • to provide service-cancelable loans of up to $10,000/year,
  • contracts are awarded for one year and renewable a maximum of three times
  • to assist APRN’s in repaying their advanced nursing education loan debt
  • in return for practicing in an underserved rural Georgia county.

For further information regarding this program, please head over to the APRNLRP informational flyer. To apply for this program, head down to the application section below.

How much should be expected through his award?

Each award amount is different through the Georgia Health Care Provider Loan Repayment Programs. Below we will highlight what you may be able to qualify for in regards to each program.

  • Physicians for Rural Areas Assistance Program (PRAA)
    • Up to $25,000/year (Refer to the eligibility section above for full program disclosures)
  • Georgia Physician Loan Repayment Program (GPLRP)
    • Up to $25,000/year (Refer to the eligibility section above for full program disclosures)
  • Dentists for Rural Areas Assistance Program (DRAA)
    • Up to $25,000/year (Refer to the eligibility section above for full program disclosures)
  • Physician Assistant Loan Repayment Program (PALRP)
    • Up to $10,000/year (Refer to the eligibility section above for full program disclosures)
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Loan Repayment Program (APRNLRP)
    • Up to $10,000/year (Refer to the eligibility section above for full program disclosures)

To find out how to apply, see the section below.

How to apply?

In order to apply for Georgia Health Care Provider Loan Repayment Programs, you will need to apply for the appropriate program. Each program will have different. Please take a look at the different links provided below. You can also refer to the eligibility section to showcase what qualifications will be needed for each program prior to applying.

For more information on the programs and additional qualification requirements, please head here.

Questions?

If you still have questions or would like to know more information please reach out to us here or you can go back to the Student Loan Repayment Assistance Programs page.

 

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