North Dakota Federal State Loan Repayment Program

I would like expert help and advise with this application

To Be Eligible …

  • Must be U.S. citizen
  • Must not have outstanding contractual obligations unless completed before the SLRP contract has been signed (this includes recruitment bonuses)
  • Must not have a judgment lien against their property.
  • Must not be excluded, debarred, suspended or disqualified or have debts written off as uncollectible.
  • Must not have breached a prior service obligation or have not had any service or payment obligation waived.
  • Graduated from an accredited training program in the U.S., its possessions, territories or Canada.
  • Approved/licensed by discipline-specific licensing boards.
  • Achievement of matching funds.
  • Accept Medicare and Medicaid assignment.
  • Agree to practice two years in selected area


  • Physicians:  Allopathic Medicine and Osteopathic Medicine in the following specialties: Family Medicine, General Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Geriatrics, and Psychiatry
  • Dentistry: General and Pediatric Dentists and Registered Dental Hygienists
  • Advanced Practice Clinicians: Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants (specializing in adult, family, pediatrics, psychiatry/mental health, geriatrics, or women’s health), Psychiatric Nurse Specialists, and Certified Nurse Midwives
  • Mental/Behavioral Health: Health Service Psychologists (Clinical and Counseling), Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Nursing: Registered Nurses
  • Pharmacy: Registered Pharmacists


  • Applicants may receive up to $50,000/year for two years of service and requires a 1:1 match from the sponsoring organization or community.

The Program is administered by the North Dakota Department of Health.

Eligible Loans

  • Stafford loans
  • Grad PLUS loans
  • Perkins loans
  • Consolidation loans
  • Private loans
  • State loans
  • Health Professions Student Loans (HPSL)
  • Loans For Disadvantaged Students (LDS)
  • Institutional loans
  • Primary Care Loans (PCL)
  • Nursing Student Loans (NSL)

Next Steps

You can find the application here.

Please contact Bobbie Will for additional information and submission of completed applications:

Bobbie Will, Director
North Dakota Primary Care Office
Office of Public Health Systems and Performance
600 E Boulevard Ave., Dept 301
Bismarck, ND 58505
office: 701-328-4908 or fax: 701-328-4727
email: [email protected]

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