North Carolina State Loan Repayment Program

I would like expert help and advise with this application

To Be Eligible …

  • US citizen (US born or naturalized), US national, or Lawful Permanent Resident
  • Licensed to practice in the state where they will work (where work will occur)
  • Currently working, applying to, or accepted to work at an eligible site that is located in a federally designated Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA)
  • Unpaid government or commercial loans for school tuition, reasonable education expenses, and reasonable living expenses, segregated from all other debts (that is, not consolidated with non-educational loans)

Qualifying disciplines

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
  • Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT)
  • Psychiatric Nurse Specialist (PNS)
  • Health Service Psychologist (HSP)

Qualifying Sites (Primary Care Setting)

  • Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs)
    • Community Health Centers (CHCs)
    • Migrant Health Centers
  • FQHC Look-A-Likes
  • Rural Health Clinics
  • Community Mental Health Facilities
  • Critical Access Hospitals
  • Health Department Clinics

Loan Repayment

  • Offers up to $30,000.00 for a 2-year service agreement to work in a Primary Care setting

Loans That Qualify

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

Next Steps


Clint Cresawn
Phone: 919-527-6496

Cindy Leighton
Phone: 919-527-6452

You can find more information about the application process here.

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