Through the National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program, you may qualify for up to $50,000 to use towards paying off your federal student loans in exchange for a two-year commitment in exchange for providing healthcare to a high-needs population. The great thing about this program is that you can apply for additional loan assistance after your two-year contract is up. Continue reading to see how you can qualify for this great program.
In order to be eligible for the National Guard Student Loan Repayment Program, you must meet the following criteria in order to be eligible for this program:
Read and follow the NHSC Loan Repayment Program Application and Program Guidance(PDF – 642 KB).
Do you qualify for the NHSC LRP?
Yes, you qualify if you are:
- A United States citizen (U.S. born or naturalized) or United States national;
- A provider (or be eligible to participate as a provider) in the Medicare, Medicaid and the State Children’s Health Insurance Program, as appropriate;
- Fully trained and licensed to practice in the NHSC-eligible primary care medical, dental or mental/behavioral health discipline and state in which you are applying to serve; and
- A health professional in an eligible discipline with qualified student loan debt for an education that led to your degree.
Are military reservists eligible?
Yes. Find out about specific guidelines and requirements for military reservists.
Which disciplines and specialties are eligible?
Trained and licensed providers who provide patient care under the following disciplines and specialties are eligible to apply to the NHSC Loan Repayment Program.
What is the award amount?
Through the National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program, you may be eligible to receive up to $50,000 to use towards paying off your federal student loans in return for a two-year commitment. After your initial two-year commitment is completed, you may apply to extend your service and apply for additional loan assistance through the program.
What loans qualify?
The following loans qualify for the National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program:
• Stafford loans
• Grad PLUS loans
• Consolidation loans
• Perkins loans
• Private student loans
How to apply?
To apply for the National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program, head over to the official website to find out more regarding additional program information and see when the best time to apply for this program is.