Service Obligated Programs Database

Indian Health Service Loan Repayment

Summary:The Indian Health Service Loan Repayment Program is a service-obligated loan forgiveness program, which funds loan repayment options for eligible health profession education loans. Clinicians are required to practice in health facilities serving American Indian and Alaska Native communities. 

Agency:U.S. Indian Health Service

Sponsor:United States

Program Type:Loan Repayment

Length of Service:Minimum of two year commitment

Type of Designation Required:Primary care, dental health, or mental health HPSA

Minimum HPSA Score Required:N/A

Place of Service Obligation:Health facility serving American Indian or Alaskan Native communities

Health Professionals Supported:Advanced practice nurses, audiologists, clinical psychologists, dental hygienists, dentists, licensed mental health counselors, medical laboratory technologists, occupational therapists, optometrists, pharmacists, physical therapists, physician assistants, psychologists, physicians, registered dietician/nutritionists, registered nurses (BSN), social workers, and speech-language pathologists

Additional Information:Applicants may extend service period until qualified debt is repaid.

Website Link:https://www.ihs.gov/careeropps/loanrepayment/