Health Professions Loan Repayment Program

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Who may apply?

To be eligible for the Health Professions Education Loan Repayment, the applicant must:

  • be licensed and practicing as a:
    • Dentist
    • Dental Hygienists
    • Nurse Practitioners
    • Certified Nurse Midwives
    • Physician Assistant
    • Clinical Nurse Specialists
  • Providing full-time, direct patient care in a California Medically Underserved Area (MUA), Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA), County, State, prison, or Veteran's facility (to find out if your facility qualifies, follow the instructions here)
  • have outstanding educational debt from a commercial or U.S. governmental lending institution
  • be free from any other service obligation
  • have valid legal presence and ability to work and provide care in the state of California
  • be willing to work in a medically underserved area for two years
  • complete and submit your application through CalREACH by October 1, 2013

Those awarded the Health Professions Education Loan Repayment may receive up to $20,000. If awarded, recipients agree to a two-year service obligation practicing direct patient care at a qualified facility in California. Qualified facilities include those designated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources Administration (HRSA) as a medically underserved area (MUA), health professional shortage area (HPSA), county, state or veterans facility. To determine if a facility qualifies, follow the instructions here.

Frequently Asked Questions

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