Scholarships, Loans, and Loan Repayment for Rural Health Professions – Resources
Selected recent or important resources focusing on Scholarships, Loans, and Loan Repayment for Rural Health Professions.
Expanded Eligibility Allows More Rural Clinicians to Qualify for Loan Repayment
Webinar recording discusses the expansion of eligibility for the National Health Services Corps (NHSC) loan repayment program. Includes
information on the different programs available, the reward amounts, and the eligibility for each. Features
presentations from representatives of the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, 3RNET, and the NHSC.
Date: 01/2022 Type: Video/Multimedia Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub view details
National Health Service Corps: Program Directs Funding to Areas with Greatest Provider Shortages
Provides an overview of the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) programs. Examines data for fiscal year 2020 on the number of NHSC providers and where they served, the number and characteristics of applicants that did not receive funding, the number of NHSC sites with vacancies, and information about the effectiveness of NHSC programs at alleviating provider shortages.
Date: 06/2021 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Government Accountability Office view details
National Health Service Corps Site Reference Guide
Provides clarification for National Health Service Corps
(NHSC) sites regarding eligibility requirements,
qualification factors, compliance, roles and
responsibilities, and other factors for becoming an NHSC
approved site. Acts as a supplemental resource to the
information provided in the online NHSC Site Application.
Date: 04/2021 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration view details
Student Loan Programs Authorized by the Public Health Service Act: An Overview
Provides an overview of student loan programs for health profession students authorized by the Public Health Service Act and administered by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). Describes borrower eligibility requirements, loan terms and conditions, and administrative rules. Includes a table comparing the programs by borrower type, repayment terms, the number of participating schools, and the number and financial amount of outstanding loans.
Date: 03/2021 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Congressional Research Service view details
National Health Service Corps Report to Congress for the Year 2019
Details program accomplishments of the National Health Service Corps (NHSC), provides updates on Health Professional Shortage Area designations, explains recruitment efforts for NHSC Scholarship and Loan Repayment Programs, provides estimates on number of patients seen by NHSC clinicians, and details short- and long-term retention rates. Features state-by-state data with breakdowns by urban and rural locations.
Date: 12/2020 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services view details
Federal Student Loan Forgiveness and Loan Repayment Programs
Provides an overview of federal student loan forgiveness and repayment programs, including those administered by the Health Resources and Services Administration. Addresses program components, effects, cost, and issues for Congress to consider.
Date: 11/2018 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Congressional Research Service view details
Indian Health Service Programs – A Retention Analysis: Final Report
Examines retention of Indian Health Service Scholarship and Loan Repayment Program participants after their service, whether it varies by provider type, facility characteristics, and more. Compares retention for IHS programs to National Health Service Corps (NHSC) program retention.
Date: 09/2017 Type: Document Sponsoring organizations: HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, The Lewin Group, Inc. view details