DC Health Professional Loan Repayment Program

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To Be Eligible …

Applicants must be already employed or have a signed employment contract with a certified Service Obligation Site at the time of application.

“In exchange for a commitment to practice full-time at a facility located at a certified Service Obligation Site (SOS), the District will provide loan repayment benefits of up to $ 145,232 over four years for MD/DO and DDS providers and $79,876 for all other eligible providers.”

Rates for repayment are as follows: 18% of the total eligible debt in year one, 26% in year two, and 28% each in years three and four.”

Both participants and sites must complete applications to participate in the HPLRP. Applications for sites are accepted on a rolling basis, but all sites must recertify for the Program at the start of each fiscal year (October).

Provider applications are accepted during two application cycles: one in the early fall and one in the early spring.  The application review process takes approximately 60 days, and awards are made based on program requirements and availability of funds.

Eligible participants include licensed and certified:

  • Physicians (MD, DO)
  • Dentists (DDS)

Other health professionals including:

  • Dental hygienists
  • Registered nurses
  • Advanced practice nurses
  • Physician assistants

Mental health providers including:

  • Clinical social workers
  • Clinical psychologists
  • Professional counselors
Loans That Qualify
  • Stafford loans
  • Grad PLUS loans
  • Perkins loans
  • Consolidation loans
  • Private student loans
  • State loans
Next Steps

 Use the link to find more information about the application process.

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