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Minnesota State Loan Repayment Program

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Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
Oct 15, 2021

Brenda Flattum


Minnesota's State Loan Repayment Program provides funds to pay back educational debt to primary care providers who agree to complete a 2 year service obligation in a federally-designated Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA).


Providers must be U.S. citizens, must not have any service obligations to another agency, and must be licensed and ready to begin full-time clinical practice at the approved site once a contract has been signed.

The following types of health professionals may apply:

  • Primary Care Physicians (MD or DO)
  • Dentists
  • Dental Hygienists
  • Certified Nurse Midwives
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Physician Assistants
  • Clinical Psychologists
  • Licensed Independent Clinical Social Workers
  • Psychiatrists
  • Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors
  • Psychiatric Nurse Specialists
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Up to $20,000 annually for primary care providers practicing full-time in nonprofit private or public sites in federally designated Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs).

Up to $10,000 is available to half-time primary care providers meeting the same requirements.

Application process
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 · Minnesota

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