California State Loan Repayment Program (SLRP) 50K

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To Be Eligible …

  • Be a U.S. citizen (U.S born or naturalized)
  • Possess a valid and unrestricted license to practice your profession in California
  • Be free from judgments arising from federal debt
  • Not have any other existing service obligations with other entities
  • Not be in breach of any other health professional service obligation
  • Be current on any child support payments
  • Be employed at or have accepted employment at a SLRP approved Practice Site (See Practice Site Eligibility section for more details)
  • Commit to providing a 2-year full-time (40 hrs./week) or a 4-year half-time (20 hrs./week) service obligation (See service commitment and awards section for more details

Eligible Disciplines

  • Medicine (MD/DO)
    • Family Medicine
    • General Internal Medicine
    • General Pediatrics
    • Gerontology
    • General Psychiatrist
    • Obstetrics/Gynecology
  • Dentist (DMD/DDS)
  • Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (NP)
  • Primary Care Physician Assistant (PA)
  • Certified Nurse-Midwife (CNM)
  • Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH)
  • Licensed Mental Health or Behavioral Health Professionals
    • Health Service Psychologist (HSP), formerly Clinical or Counseling Psychologist
    • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
    • Mental Health Counselor (MHC)
    • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
    • Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT)
    • Psychiatric Nurse Specialist (PNS)
  • Pharmacists (PharmD) Guidelines

Service Commitment

SLRP offers both full-time and half-time service commitments. Full-time service requires a minimum of 40 hours per week; at least 32 of those hours must be spent providing direct patient care in an outpatient setting, during regular business hours. Half-time service requires a minimum of 20 hours per week; at least 16 of those hours must be spent providing direct patient care in an outpatient setting, during regular business hours. All providers are allotted 35 days off per service year. Clinicians who exclusively provide OB/GYN, mental health, geriatric, or pediatric dental care have fewer required outpatient care hours.

Award Amounts

Service years and award amounts for full-time/half-time initial and extension grants may vary from year to year; the amounts are subject to change based upon federal requirements. If awarded, an applicant may receive up to $50,000.00.

Loans That Qualify

  • Stafford loans
  • Grad PLUS loans
  • Consolidation loans
  • Perkins loans
  • State loans
  • Private student loans

Next Steps

You can find more details on eligibility and the application form here.

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