Nebraska Loan Repayment Program for Rural Health Professionals
Nebraska Loan Repayment Program for Rural Health Professionals offers loan repayment assistance to certain healthcare professionals who agree to practice for a minimum of 3 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 professions include:
- Nurse Practitioners
- Physician Assistants
- Dentists (general, pediatric, or oral surgery)
- Licensed Mental Health Practitioners
- Occupational Therapists
- Physical Therapists
Physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants practice specialties include family practice, general internal medicine, general pediatrics, obstetrics/gynecology, general surgery, and psychiatry.
Nurse practitioners, physician assistants, master's level mental health professionals, pharmacists, occupational therapists, and physical therapists may receive up to $30,000 per year.
Physicians, dentists, and clinical psychologists may receive up to $60,000 per year.
The local entity must agree to provide a local match of up to $30,000 per year for 3 years.
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 program requires a match from a community participant. There is a community participation application that the local entity must complete and submit and a health professional application that the health professionals must complete and submit. Both applications, along with the health professional’s documentation of educational loans, must be submitted in order to be considered for the program.
Mail completed applications to:
Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
Office of Rural Health
PO Box 95026
Lincoln, NE 68509-5026
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