Summary:The National Health Service Corps Students to Service Loan Repayment Program provides loan repayment awards to students pursuing a degree in allopathic medicine, osteopathic medicine, nursing, or dentistry in exchange for a commitment to practice in eligible communities of need designated as Health Professional Shortage Areas.
Agency:U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration
Program Type:Loan Repayment
Length of Service:Three year full-time or 6 year half-time commitment
Type of Designation Required:Primary care, dental health, or mental health HPSA
Minimum HPSA Score Required:14
Place of Service Obligation:NHSC-approved site in designated HPSAs
Health Professionals Supported:Physician assistants, nurse practitioners, certified nurse midwives, medical or dental school students
Additional Information:Once initial service obligation is completed, eligible providers may be able to pay off eligible debt through continued service.