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Funding by Type: Loan Repayment Programs

Summaries of funding programs are provided by RHIhub for your convenience. Please contact the funder directly for the most complete and current information.

Maine Dental Education Loan Program
Offers forgivable loans for Maine residents pursuing postgraduate dental education who agree to practice in an underserved area upon completion of their degree.
Geographic coverage: Maine
Application Deadline: May 30, 2017
Sponsor: Finance Authority of Maine
Maine Dental Education Loan Repayment Program
Offers loan repayment assistance for dentists who agree to practice in underserved areas of Maine.
Geographic coverage: Maine
Application Deadline: May 30, 2017
Sponsor: Finance Authority of Maine
Texas Physician Education Loan Repayment Program (PELRP)
Offers loan repayment to physicians who practice in Texas, with priority given to primary care physicians who practice in Health Professional Shortage Areas of the state.
Geographic coverage: Texas
Application Deadline: May 31, 2017
Sponsor: Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
Arizona Primary Care Provider Loan Repayment Program
Provides loan repayment to physicians, mental health providers, pharmacists, nurse practitioners, nurse midwives, and physician assistants who agree to provide primary care services in a Health Professional Shortage Area or Medically Underserved Area of Arizona.
Geographic coverage: Arizona
Application Deadline: Jun 1, 2017
Sponsor: Arizona Department of Health Services
Nebraska Rural Health Student Loan Program
Offers forgivable loans to medical, dental, physician assistant, and graduate-level mental health students who agree to practice in a state-designated shortage area upon graduation.
Geographic coverage: Nebraska
Application Deadline: Jun 1, 2017
Sponsor: Nebraska Office of Rural Health
Louisiana State Loan Repayment Program
Offers loan repayment assistance to primary care physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurse midwives, dentists, dental hygienists, psychologists, counselors, and social workers who agree to practice in Health Professional Shortage Areas of Louisiana.
Geographic coverage: Louisiana
Application Deadline: Jun 30, 2017
Sponsor: Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals
Oklahoma Nursing Student Assistance Program
Offers forgivable loans to Oklahoma nursing students pursuing nursing degrees in return for agreeing to practice in Oklahoma upon graduation, with an emphasis placed on practicing in rural communities.
Geographic coverage: Oklahoma
Application Deadline: Jun 30, 2017
Sponsor: Physician Manpower Training Commission
New Mexico Allied Health Loan for Service Program
Offers forgivable loans to certain allied health care profession students who agree to practice in an underserved area of New Mexico upon completion of their education.
Geographic coverage: New Mexico
Application Deadline: Jul 1, 2017
Sponsor: New Mexico Higher Education Department
New Mexico Medical Loan For Service Program
Offers forgivable loans to medical students who agree to practice in an underserved area of New Mexico upon completion of their education.
Geographic coverage: New Mexico
Application Deadline: Jul 1, 2017
Sponsor: New Mexico Higher Education Department
New Mexico Nursing Loan for Service Program
Offers forgivable loans to nursing students who agree to practice in an underserved area of New Mexico upon completion of their education.
Geographic coverage: New Mexico
Application Deadline: Jul 1, 2017
Sponsor: New Mexico Higher Education Department