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National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Students to Service Loan Repayment Program (S2S LRP)

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.547
Health Resources and Services Administration, National Health Service Corps
Dec 20, 2018



The Students to Service Loan Repayment Program provides loan repayment assistance for medical and dental students who are in their last year of school, in return for a commitment to provide services in eligible Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) of greatest need.

Upon completion of residency, participants must engage in 3 years of full-time or 6 years of half-time clinical practice at one or more NHSC-approved service sites located in a HPSA of greatest need.


To be eligible for the Students to Service Loan Repayment Program, applicants must be:

  • A United State citizen or U.S. National
  • Pursuing an MD, DO, DDS, or DMD degree at an approved, accredited school located in the United States, the District of Columbia, or a U.S. Territory
  • Enrolled as a full-time student in the last year of medical or dental school with a graduation date before July 1, 2019
  • Eligible for federal employment

Physician specialties include:

  • Family Medicine
  • General Internal Medicine
  • General Pediatrics
  • Geriatrics
  • Obstetrics/Gynecology
  • Psychiatry (including Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists
Geographic coverage
Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Amount of funding

Up to $120,000 in 4 annual installments of up to $30,000. Applicants must provide 3 years of full-time services or 6 years of half-time services.

Application process
Tagged as
Behavioral health · Behavioral health workforce · Dental workforce · Loans, loan repayment, and loan forgiveness for health careers · Oral health · Physicians · Prenatal care and obstetrics · Primary care

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