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Faculty 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.

Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Jun 27, 2024

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The Faculty Loan Repayment Program (FLRP) offers loan repayment to individuals from economically and environmentally disadvantaged backgrounds who agree to serve as faculty at eligible health professions schools for a minimum of 2 years.

Fact sheet


Applicants must be U.S. citizens from disadvantaged backgrounds with an employment commitment as a faculty member at an approved health professions institution for a minimum of 2 years.

Eligible disciplines include:

  • Allopathic medicine
  • Osteopathic medicine
  • Podiatric medicine
  • Veterinary medicine
  • Dentistry
  • Pharmacy
  • Optometry
  • Nursing (Registered Nurse or Advanced Practice Registered Nurse)
  • Public health (graduate level)
  • Physician assistant
  • Behavioral and mental health (graduate level) including clinical psychology, clinical social work, marriage and family therapy, and professional counseling
  • Allied health professions (baccalaureate or graduate level) including audiology, dental hygiene, medical laboratory technology, occupational therapy, physical therapy, radiology technology, registered dietitians, respiratory therapy, and speech pathology
Geographic coverage
Nationwide and U.S. territories
Amount of funding

The program pays up to $40,000 of the participant's student loans over 2 years.

Employing institutions must match the award 1:1 with cash funds, unless the employer has been approved for a match waiver.

Application process
Tagged as
Allied health · Behavioral health · Behavioral health workforce · Dental workforce · Health professions faculty · Loans, loan repayment, and loan forgiveness for health careers · Nurse practitioners and other advanced practice registered nurses · Nurses · Occupational therapy · Oral health · Pharmacy workforce · Physical therapy · Physician assistants · Physicians · Public health

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