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Minnesota State Loan Repayment Program

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.

Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
Aug 30, 2019

Debra Jahnke


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 Doctors of Allopathic or Osteopathic Medicine
  • General Practice Dentists (D.D.S. or D.M.D.)
  • Primary Care Certified Nurse Practitioners
  • Certified Nurse-Midwives
  • Primary Care Physician Assistants
  • Registered Clinical Dental Hygienists
  • Clinical or Counseling Psychologists (Ph.D. or equivalent)
  • Licensed Independent Clinical Social Workers (master's or doctoral degree in social work)
  • Psychiatric Nurse Specialists
  • Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors (master's or doctoral degree with a major study in counseling)
  • Licensed Marriage and Family therapists (master's or doctoral degree with a major study in marriage and family therapy)
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

Links to application instructions and the candidate application are available on the program website.

Completed applications may be submitted by:


Debra Jahnke
Minnesota Department of Health
Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
P.O. Box 64882
St. Paul, MN 55164-0882

Courier/hand delivery:
Debra Jahnke
Minnesota Department of Health
Office of Rural health and Primary Care
85 E 7th Place, Suite 220
St. Paul, MN 55101

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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