Are you a medical or dental student in your final year of school?
The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Students to Service Loan Repayment Program (S2S LRP) provides up to $120,000 to medical (MD and DO) or dental (DDS or DMD) students in their final year of school in return for a commitment to provide primary health care full time for at least 3 years at an approved NHSC site in a Health Professional Shortage Area of greatest need. Click here to learn more from HRSA.
The Health Professional Loan Repayment Program was established by the Legislature to address health professional shortages in rural or underserved urban communities. The program helps the state attract and retain licensed health professionals to serve in our state by providing financial support to applicants who are awarded and commit to serving at an eligible site in our state. In return for the funds, recipients sign a contract committing them to either a two-year (Federal/State funded- FSLRP) or a three-year (state funded – HPLRP) full-time equivalency service obligation. Under HPLRP, part time work options are also available. Award amounts vary based on the contract type (see Reference Guides for full details).
Washington State provides funds to help repay the student loans of health professionals serving in high-need areas. The Washington Student Achievement Council (WSAC) administers the program. Providers are encouraged to apply during the Provider Application Cycle for 2019, open until January 15, 2019. WSAC is expanding eligible providers types for the 2019 cycle of the Federal-State Loan Repayment Program (FSLRP) to include Licensed Clinical Psychologists, Licensed Independent Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, and Licensed Mental Health Counselors. Check the WSAC website for step-by-step instructions.