Nurse Corps Student Loan Repayment Program

September 5, 20190

Through the Nurse Corps Student Loan Repayment Program, qualified registered nurses (RNs), advanced practice registered nurses(APRNs), and nurse faculty(NF) may qualify to have up to 85% of their student loans paid off by working in areas of critical shortage. 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 Nurse Corps Student Loan Repayment Program, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Licensed registered nurse
  • Advanced practice registered nurse, such as a nurse practitioner
  • Nurse faculty member with qualifying nursing debt
  • You received your nursing education from an accredited school of nursing located in a U.S. state or territory

You work full-time in:

  • An eligible CSF in a high need area (RNs, APRNs)
  • An accredited school of nursing

Please Note: We give funding preference depending on your financial need.

How much can I expect to be awarded? 

Through the Nurse Corps Student Loan Repayment Program, you may be eligible to have up to 60% of your loans paid for with a two-year service agreement. You can also apply for a third year for an additional 25% of the remaining balance. That means that this program may be able to cover up to 85% of your student loans by serving in areas of shortage.

What loans qualify for this program?

• Stafford loans
• Grad PLUS loans
• Consolidation loans
• Perkins loans
• Private student loans

Please Note: You must have obtained your loans to cover nursing educational expenses or living expenses while studying nursing. Non-nursing education expenses are ineligible.

How do I apply for this repayment program?

In order to apply for the Nurse Corps Student Loan Repayment Program, you will need to fill out an application here.

What is an eligible school of nursing?

NCLRP considers a school of nursing to be eligible if it is accredited by a national nursing accrediting agency or a state agency recognized by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education.

For more information regarding this program, you can find the programs contact information below:
Call: 1-800-221-9393
TTY: 1-877-897-9910
M – F | 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. (except federal holidays)
You can also use their Contact Form


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.