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Wisconsin Health Professions Loan Assistance Program (HPLAP)

This funding record is inactive. Please see the program website or contact the program sponsor to determine if this program is currently accepting applications or will open again in the future.

Wisconsin Office of Rural Health
Sep 13, 2022

Kevin Jacobson
800.385.0005 Ext. 2


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.

The program is also open to physicians and psychiatrists who work in rural areas that are not designated HPSAs.


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.

Physicians and psychiatrists who practice in an rural community may be eligible for up to an additional $50,000 in funds through the Rural Physician Loan Assistance Program.

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 · Nurse practitioners and other advanced practice registered nurses · Oral health · Physician assistants · Physicians · Primary care · Wisconsin

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