Minnesota Rural Midlevel Practitioner Loan Forgiveness Program
The purpose of Minnesota’s Loan Forgiveness program is to recruit and retain health care professionals to needed areas and facilities in Minnesota. Loan forgiveness is an important benefit for healthcare professionals as well as health care facilities and communities experiencing a shortage of access to primary care services.
The Rural Midlevel Loan Forgiveness Program provides funds for repayment of qualified educational loans for midlevel practitioners. Applicants are responsible for securing their own educational loans. Credit card or loans from family members do not qualify. Qualified loans include government, commercial and foundation loans for actual costs paid for tuition, reasonable education and living expenses related to the graduate or undergraduate education of a healthcare professional.
Eligible licensed health professionals:
- Students in Nurse Practitioner (NP)
- Physician Assistant (PA)
- Certified Nurse Midwives (CNM)
- Nurse Anesthetist
- Advanced Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS) Programs or licensed in NP, PA, CNM, Nurse Anesthetist and Advanced CNS
Minimum service obligation: Serve 3 years minimum/4 years maximum in rural area
Annual repayment amount: $12,000
Loans That Qualify
- Stafford loans
- Grad PLUS loans
- Consolidation loans
- Perkins loans
- Health Professions Student Loans (HPSL)
- Private student loans
The application process is handled by WebGrants at the Minnesota Department of Health.
Program administrator: Paia Vang, 651-201-3895, [email protected]