Through the North Dakota Veterinarian Student Loan Repayment Program, qualifying applicants may be able to qualify for student loan forgiveness so long as they provide veterinarian services in the state of North Dakota. Read on to see eligibility requirements, award amounts, and the application process for the North Dakota Teacher Shortage Loan Forgiveness Program.
In order to be eligible for the North Dakota Veterinarian Student Loan Repayment Program, you must meet the following criteria:
- Have a degree of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM), or the equivalent, from a college of
veterinary medicine accredited by the AVMA Council on Education.
- Have qualifying educational loan debt.
- Secure an offer of employment or establish and/or maintain a practice in a NIFA designated
veterinary shortage situation within the time period specified in the VMLRP service agreement
- Provide certifications and verifications as defined in 7 CFR 3431, Veterinary Medicine Loan
For a full breakdown of this program and its benefits please head over to the official program PDF here.
A list of designated veterinary shortage situations will be posted on the VMLRP web site at www.nifa.usda.gov/vmlrp-map prior to or concurrent with the opening of the VMLRP application period. Failure to meet an eligibility criterion by the time of application deadline may result in the application being excluded from consideration or, even though an application may be reviewed, will preclude NIFA from making an award.
How much can I expect to be awarded?
Through the North Dakota Veterinarian Student Loan Repayment Program, qualified applicants may be able to qualify for up to $80,000 towards paying off their student loans. For further information regarding funding amounts or this loan program head over to the programs official PDF.
What loans qualify for this program?
• Stafford loans
• Student PLUS loans
• Consolidation loans
• Private student loans
• Institutional loans
• Perkins loans
Please Note: You must have borrowed these loans for veterinary education.
How do I apply for this repayment program?
To apply for the North Dakota Veterinarian Student Loan Repayment Program, you must do the following:
The application forms must be downloaded from the VMLRP web site. Go to http://www.nifa.usda.gov/vmlrp, click on the “Applicants” link, and then click on the “Application Forms for FY 2015” link.
If you do not have access to the web page or have trouble downloading material, you may contact the VMLRP Program Office by email at [email protected]. When emailing the VMLRP Program Office, please include your name, mailing address, e-mail address, and phone number in the body of the email. State that you want a copy of the request for applications (RFA)