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News by Topic: Financial aid for health career education

Apr 22, 2024 - Notice from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) updating income levels used to identify a "low-income family" to determine disadvantaged background eligibility for Titles III, VII, and VIII nursing and health professions programs authorized by the Public Health Service Act. These programs provide health professions students with scholarships and/or loan repayment in return for service in underserved locations.
Source: Federal Register
Apr 17, 2024 - A rural pediatric partnership is expanding into new areas in rural Georgia. The initiative equips rural hospitals with the tools, best practices, training, and research to offer quality healthcare in rural areas, aiding residents who would otherwise have to travel for specialty care. Initiative offers support for emergency department care, pediatrician and telehealthcare, and behavioral and mental health assessments and interventions. The program also offers scholarships for students who commit to working in rural communities.
Source: The Den
Apr 10, 2024 - Notice from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) seeking comments on an information collection regarding forms used by the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Loan Repayment Programs (LRPs). The forms are used to assess an LRP applicant's eligibility and qualifications for the LRP, determine LRP applicants' Spanish language proficiency if relevant to their application, and obtain information for NHSC site applicants. Comments are due by May 10, 2024.
Source: Federal Register
Apr 4, 2024 - Announces an increase in loan repayment amounts available through the National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program. Notes the program aims to reduce primary care provider shortages in rural and other areas. Also highlights previous work to support the primary care workforce.
Source: Health Resources & Services Administration