Financial Aid Repayment

  • The Financial Aid Office is your advocate and resource, should you experience problems or concerns in the repayment of your student loans. Contact the Financial Aid Office for more information.

  • Service and Loan Repayment Opportunities

    National Health Service Corps (NHSC)
    Health Resources and Services Administration
    Bureau of Primary Health Care
    Division of Scholarships and Loan Repayments

    National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program 

    Amounts: Up to $60,000 in loan repayment for a two-year commitment (full-time) at sites with an HPSA score of 14 or more; up to $40,000 for two-year commitment (full-time) at sites with an HPSA score up to 13. Scores for NHSC sites are determined in the following way: the higher the score, the greater the need.

    This program is an opportunity, assuming federal funding continues to be provided, for primary care physicians to obtain loan repayment, working at NHSC approved sites. The physician would have completed a primary care residency, and either (1) be working at an NHSC-approved service site or (2) have accepted an offer of employment at an NHSC-approved service site and will begin employment at the site by the specified date (this year: July 15, 2013). An application must be completed, provide required documents, and be approved.

    Other requirements for applicant:

    • Be a U.S. citizen or U.S. national
    • Be working full-time (or part-time for a reduced amount of payback) in an HPSA approved site, in one of the following disciplines: family medicine, obstetrics/gynecology, general internal medicine, geriatrics, general pediatrics, or general psychiatry
    • Have educational loans with a current balance.

    There are opportunities for additional loan repayment, but this must be approved on a yearly basis. Additional information is available on the NHSC Loan Repayment website.

    Indian Health Service Loan Repayment

    Amounts: Up to $20,000 per year in loan repayment for a two-year commitment (full-time), for a total of $40,000. Like the National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment, an applicant's chances of receiving a contract is based on the score of the site. Scores for IHS sites are determined in the following way: the higher the score, the greater the need.

    Deadline: Applications are accepted beginning Feb. 15 and will remain open until funds are exhausted. This program is a future opportunity for current students, assuming federal funding is still being provided.

    Requirements for applicant:

    • Be a U.S. citizen
    • Have a health profession degree or be in postgraduate training
    • Have a valid state license to practice in a health profession. Health profession students in their final year of postgraduate clinical training are eligible to apply before obtaining a license. However, you are not eligible for an award until you provide proof of licensure to the branch office.
    • Be committed to practice at an Indian health facility.
    • Be prepared to begin service on or before Sept. 30, 2013, for two continuous years of full-time clinical practice.
    • Not currently receive funding or be fulfilling a service commitment with other federal loan repayment scholarship programs.

    You do not need to show proof of American Indian ancestry to apply. However, American Indians and Alaska Natives receive priority consideration when all factors are equal between applicants (such as site score and staffing needs). Visit website for more information.

    AAMC First Loan Repayment/Forgiveness Scholarship Programs

    Click here to visit this searchable database that provides detailed information about many of the state and federal programs available to medical students, as well as students in other health profession programs.