Repayment & Forgiveness Programs

This Indian Health Service program enables clinicians to repay their eligible health profession education loans — up to $50,000 — in exchange for an initial two-year service commitment to practice in health facilities serving American Indian and Alaska Native communities.

The Minnesota Department of Health’s Office of Rural Health and Primary Care offers a range of loan forgiveness and repayment programs to health care students or residents. Some of these programs require the participant to work in a designated rural area.

Health care professionals (physicians, psychiatrists, dentists, dental hygienists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and certified nurse midwives) in Wisconsin can receive up to $50,000 in education loan assistance if they agree to work three years in an eligible underserved rural or urban community.

Primary care medical, dental, or mental/behavioral health clinicians can receive up to $50,000 to repay their student loans in exchange for a two-year commitment to work at an approved NHSC site.

The NIH Loan Repayment Programs (LRPs) encourage highly-qualified health professionals to pursue biomedical or biobehavioral research careers by repaying up to $50,000 annually of a researcher's qualified educational debt in return for a commitment to engage in NIH mission-relevant research.