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Nebraska Loan Repayment Program for Rural Health Professionals

Nebraska Office of Rural Health
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis

Rachael Wolfe

Jok Akech


Nebraska Loan Repayment Program for Rural Health Professionals offers loan repayment assistance to certain healthcare professionals who agree to practice between 2-4 years in a state-designated shortage area of Nebraska.


To be eligible, students must be Nebraska residents, have a non-provisional license, and not be in residency training.

Eligible specialties, areas, and facilities may be found on the program website.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding
  • $180,000 - $200,000 for doctors and dentists
  • $90,000 - $100,000 for other professions

The local entity must agree to provide a 50% match per year.

The actual amount awarded will depend on the health practitioner's student loans, the local entity's local match, and the availability of state funds.

The contract period is 3 years for one program, and 2 years with a possible 1-2 year extension for the other.

Application process

A link to the online application is available on the program website.

Tagged as
Behavioral health · Behavioral health workforce · Dental workforce · Health workforce · Loans, loan repayment, and loan forgiveness for health careers · Maternal health and prenatal care · Nurse practitioners and other advanced practice registered nurses · Occupational therapy · Oral health · Pharmacy workforce · Physical therapy · Physician assistants · Physicians · Primary care · Surgery · Nebraska

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