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West Virginia State Loan Repayment Program

West Virginia State Office of Rural Health
Apr 30, 2024

Adam Kloss


The West Virginia State Loan Repayment Program offers loan repayment assistance to primary care health professionals who agree to practice in a Health Professional Shortage Area of West Virginia.

Applicants must agree to a minimum 2 year service contract, with a maximum of 4 years.


Eligible professions include:

  • Primary care physicians
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Physician assistants
  • Nurse midwives
  • Psychiatrists
  • Dentists
  • Pharmacists
  • Nurses (BSN)
Geographic coverage
West Virginia
Amount of funding

Maximum award amounts vary by profession as follows:

Physicians and dentists:

  • $50,000 for initial 2 years and $25,000 for 1 year extensions

Physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and pharmacists:

  • $40,000 for initial 2 years and $20,000 for 1 year extensions

Nurses (BSN):

  • $25,000 for initial 2 years and $12,500 for 1 year extensions
Application process

Links to additional guidance, application instructions, and the application form are available on the program website.

Submit completed applications and required attachments by:

Email: (preferred)

State Loan Repayment Program
State Office of Rural Health
WVDHHR/Bureau for Public Health
Office of Community Health Systems and Health Promotion
350 Capitol Street, Room 515
Charleston, WV 25301

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 · Nurses · Oral health · Pharmacy and prescription drugs · Pharmacy workforce · Physician assistants · Physicians · Primary care · West Virginia

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