The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Loan Forgiveness Program
The NHSC Loan Repayment program gives fully trained health professionals, who are dedicated to serving the underserved and have qualifying educational loans, the opportunity to compete for repayment of those loans if they choose to serve in a health professional shortage area. Students in their final year of medical education will also be considered to participate in the program.
The NHSC Loan Repayment Program provides up to $60,000 tax free, to health professionals in exchange for a 2 year service commitment at an approved site in a Health Professional Shortage Area. Upon completion of the initial service commitment, clinicians may be eligible to apply for additional support for an extended service commitment.
NHSC primary care health professions include:
- Physician (allopathic or osteopathic)
- Primary Care nurse practitioner
- Primary care physician assistant
- Certified nurse-midwife
- Dental Hygienist
- Mental or behavioral health professional
Visit the NHSC web site for more information about the NHSC Loan Forgiveness Program.