Indian Health Services Loan Repayment Program

If you’ve chosen to be a health professional serving native U.S. communities, you may qualify to have your student loans forgiven and keep hard earned money in your pocket.

Am I eligible?

If you commit to a 2-year service obligation to practice in certain health professions full-time at an Indian health program site, you may qualify for this award. The site must provide quality health care services to American Indian and Alaska Native communities.

Eligible medical professions include physicians, nurses, dentists, and physical therapists. See the full list of eligible professions here.

How much is the award?

If you are eligible for this assistance plan, you can receive up to $20,000 per year for 2 years.

Note: You must have borrowed the loans to pay for health profession schools and related expenses, as well as undergraduate prerequisites that were required for your graduate degree.

Which loans qualify?

• Stafford loans
• Grad PLUS loans
• Consolidation Loans
• Private student loans
• Institutional loans
• Perkins loans

How do I apply?

Find more information on how to apply for the Indian Health Services Loan Repayment Program here.


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