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Wisconsin Health Professions Loan Assistance Program (HPLAP)

Wisconsin Office of Rural Health
Sep 17, 2024

Kevin Jacobson


Through the Health Professions Loan Assistance Program (HPLAP), primary care providers can apply for loan repayment assistance in return for agreeing to serve in a Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) for a period of 3 years.


Healthcare professionals who may apply include:

  • Primary care physicians
    • Family medicine
    • General internal medicine
    • General pediatricians
  • Dentists
  • Obstetricians
  • Psychiatrists
  • Physician assistants
  • Certified nurse midwives
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Dental hygienists
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Physicians, dentists, obstetricians, and psychiatrists are eligible to receive up to $50,000.

Physician assistants, certified nurse midwives, nurse practitioners, and dental hygienists are eligible to receive up to $25,000.

Eligible providers may apply and receive 2 HPLAP awards during their career.

Application process

Links to additional guidance and the online application are available on the program website.

Tagged as
Behavioral health · Behavioral health workforce · Dental workforce · Loans, loan repayment, and loan forgiveness for health careers · Maternal health and prenatal care · Maternal health workforce · Nurse practitioners and other advanced practice registered nurses · Oral health · Physician assistants · Physicians · Primary care · Wisconsin

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