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Iowa Health Professional Recruitment Program (HPRP)

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.

Iowa College Aid
Mar 31, 2024

The Iowa Health Professional Recruitment Program (HPRP) offers loan repayment assistance for graduates of Iowa college or university programs in the following health professions: physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, podiatrists, registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and athletic trainers.

Applicants must agree to a full-time, up to 4-year practice commitment in Iowa, in a high-need community, defined as any city with a population less than 26,000 located more than 20 miles from a city with a population of at least 50,000.


Applicants must be graduates from an eligible Iowa college or university and be employed as a physician, physician assistant, nurse practitioner, podiatrist, registered nurse, physical therapist, occupational therapist, or athletic trainer in a high-need community in Iowa.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Applicants are eligible for up to $100,000 in loan repayment. The state will match up to $50,000 of the funds committed by the employer/hospital.

Application process

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

Tagged as
Health occupations · Health workforce · Loans, loan repayment, and loan forgiveness for health careers · Nurse practitioners and other advanced practice registered nurses · Nurses · Occupational therapy · Physical therapy · Physician assistants · Physicians · Recruitment and retention of health professionals · Iowa

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