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North Carolina State Loan Repayment Program

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North Carolina Office of Rural Health
Jun 30, 2023

Maya Sanders

Clint Cresawn

Karen Gliarmis


Offers loan repayment assistance to behavioral health professionals who provide primary and and behavioral/mental healthcare and agree to practice in Health Professional Shortage Areas in North Carolina.

Recipients of loan repayment must agree to a minimum 3-year service obligation in a primary care setting serving rural or underserved populations.


Qualifying disciplines:

  • Physician Assistant in Mental and Behavioral Health
  • Nurse Practitioner/ Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Psychiatrist (MD/DO)
  • Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist
  • Licensed Psychological Associate
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselors
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
  • Psychiatric Nurse Specialist
  • Health Service Psychologist (Clinical and Counseling)

A list of qualifying sites is available on the program website.

Geographic coverage
North Carolina
Amount of funding

Offers up to $50,000 for a 3 year service agreement.

Application process

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

Complete the online eligibility questionnaire between November 23 - December 7, 2022.

Eligible applicants will receive a link to the application, which must be submitted by January 4, 2022.

Tagged as
Behavioral health · Behavioral health workforce · Critical Access Hospitals · Federally Qualified Health Centers · Loans, loan repayment, and loan forgiveness for health careers · Nurse practitioners and other advanced practice registered nurses · Primary care · Public health · Rural Health Clinics · North Carolina

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