Minnesota Health Care Loan Forgiveness Programs Early Application Cycle - Rural Physicians and Rural Mental Health Professionals
The Minnesota Department of Health offers loan forgiveness for certain health professionals who agree to practice in a health professional shortage area in Minnesota for at least 3 years.
Eligible applicants includes certain health professionals who have or will have a permanent and unrestricted license to practice independently and unsupervised in the state of Minnesota by February 1, 2022.
- Primary Care Doctors of Allopathic or Osteopathic Medicine (MD/DO - Family Practice, Internal Medicine, OB/GYN, Pediatrics, or Psychiatry)
- LCP Licensed Clinical or Counseling Psychologists (PsyD, PhD or equivalent)
- LICSW Licensed Independent Clinical Social Workers (master's or doctoral degree in social work, LGSW not eligible)
- Psychiatric Nurse Specialists/Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners (PNS/PNP)
- Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors (LPCC - master's or doctoral degree with a major study in counseling, licensed to practice independently and unsupervised)
- Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFT - master's or doctoral degree with a major study in marriage and family therapy, LAMFT not eligible)
- Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC - holds a valid license to engage in the practice of alcohol and drug counseling)
Urban and rural physicians: $29,000/year
Urban and rural mental health professionals:
- Psychologists - $18,000/year
- Psychiatric nurse practitioners - $14,000/year
- LICSW, LMFT, LPCC, and LADC - $9,300/year
Participants are required to practice in a health professional shortage area for a minimum of 3 years and a maximum of 4 years.
For complete information about funding programs, including your application status, please contact funders directly. Summaries are provided for your convenience only. RHIhub does not take part in application processes or monitor application status.