Maryland Dent-Care Loan Assistance Repayment Program

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Through the Maryland Dent-Care Loan Assistance Repayment Program qualifying applicant may qualify for more than $23,000 in student loan aid per year for a maximum of 3 years. Continue reading to see what you will need in order to be eligible for this unique student loan repayment program.

Eligibility?

In order to be eligible for the Maryland Dent-Care Loan Assistance Repayment Program you must meet the following criteria and be a practicing dentist:

  • You must be a Maryland resident.
  • You must have graduated from an accredited US dental school.
  • You must have a valid unrestricted license to practice dentistry in Maryland and be employed full-time as a dentist in Maryland providing care to the Maryland Medical Assistance Program (MMAP) recipients in Maryland.   You must have at least 30 percent of your patient population as MMAP recipients.
  • You must have outstanding eligible higher education loans.
  • You cannot be in default on a loan or have incomplete

What is the award amount?

Dentists may receive up to $23,740 per year for each year of obligated service up to a maximum of 3 years of service.

SERVICE OBLIGATION:
You must sign and return a promissory note stating that you will remain employed full-time as a dentist.  You must agree to maintain at least 30 percent of your patient population as MMAP recipients.  If you hold this scholarship with any other award requiring a service obligation, you must perform your service in consecutive years.

How to apply?

To apply for the Maryland Dent-Care Loan Assistance Repayment Program you will need to Complete and file an MDC-LARP application available from the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH).  You can then contact DHMH by calling (410) 767-7899.

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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