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National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.162
Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration, National Health Service Corps, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
May 6, 2021

The purpose of the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Loan Repayment Program (LRP) is to recruit and retain medical, nursing, dental, and behavioral/mental health clinicians in eligible communities of need designated as health professional shortage areas (HPSAs). In return for service in HPSAs, the program assists clinicians in their repayment of outstanding qualifying educational loans.


Eligible applicants are U.S. citizens and nationals that work in approved sites in the disciplines and specialties that are listed on the HRSA Loan Repayment Program infographic.

Geographic coverage
Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Amount of funding

The Loan Repayment Program offers varying levels of funding based on the HPSA score a practice site has received.

Up to $50,000 is available for those who agree to practice full-time for at least 2 years. Up to $25,000 is available for those who agree to practice half-time.

Application process

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

Virtual office hours/question and answer sessions
April 20, 2021
May 4, 2021
Drop in between 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Eastern
Dial-in: 833.568.8864
Passcode: 73608177

Facebook chat
(RSVP requested)
April 22, 2021
8:00 - 9:30 p.m. Eastern

Applicant webinar recording

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

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