Loan Repayment Programs

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National Health Service Corps (NHSC)

Providers Eligible - Primary care providers (FP, IM, Ped, OB/GYN), General Psychiatry, FNP, PA or CNM; mental health, dental health (DDS, RDH)

Eligibility - Rural or urban with any HPSA score (0-26 during current award cycle); Must have discounted fee schedule and be a public, non-profit or private for profit primary care clinic

Amount Available

  • Up to $50,000 for a two year commitment
  • Part time options also available
  • Subsequent years funding available after initial two years

Community Match - Not required

Applications and more information at:
Primary Care Office

State Program

Providers Eligible - Primary care providers (FP, IM, Ped, OB/GYN), Dentists, FNP, PA or CNM

Eligibility - Preference is given to communities located in a HPSA, or with a population of 15,000 or less

Amount Available

  • Physicians - $90,000 for two year commitment
  • NP, PA, CNM - $30,000 for a two year commitment
  • Dentists - $80,000 for a four year commitment

Community Match - Required

Applications and more information at:
Primary Care Office

State/Federal Program (SLRP)

Providers Eligible - Primary care providers (FP, IM, Ped, OB/GYN), Dentists, FNP, PA or CNM, mental/behavioral health, nurses, pharmacists

Eligibility - HPSA required

Amount Available - $50,000 per year for a 2 year commitment

Community Match - Required

Public Health & Nonprofit Dental Loan Repayment Program

Providers Eligible - Any dentist willing to practice in the public health or nonprofit dental clinic setting is eligible for this program.

Eligibility - Nonprofit or public health dental setting with sliding fee scale

Amount Available - $60,000 over two year period, three year commitment required

Community Match - Not required

Applications and more information at:
Primary Care Office

To learn more, please contact Stacy Kusler, UND Center for Rural Health.