State Loan Repayment Program In Maryland

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The State Loan Repayment Program (SLRP) is a federal program that requires a 1:1 match to Maryland Loan Assistance Repayment Program (MLARP). The MLARP program is a State of Maryland program. The SLRP provides educational loan repayment funds to physicians and physician assistants who must serve a 2-year obligation in a health professional shortage area (HPSA) or medically underserved area (MUA), either in primary care or mental health. The MLARP provides educational loan repayment funds to physicians, physician assistants, and medical residents who must serve a 2-year obligation in an HPSA or MUA or state-designed health professional shortage area.

WHO MAY APPLY?

PROGRAM WHO PRIMARY CARE SPECIALTIES OTHER SPECIALTIES
SLRP Physicians Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Geriatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Psychiatry
SLRP Physician Assistants Adult, Family, Geriatric, Psychiatry, Mental Health, Women’s Health
MLARP Physicians Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Geriatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Psychiatry, Women’s Health, Emergency Medicine Physicians that practice a medical specialty other than primary care may be considered if there is an identified shortage in that specialty
MLARP Physician Assistants Adult, Family, Geriatric, Psychiatry, Mental Health, Women’s Health, Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine Physician assistants that practice a medical specialty other than primary care may be considered if there is an identified shortage in that specialty
MLARP Medical Residents Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Geriatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Psychiatry, Women’s Health, Emergency Medicine

HOW TO APPLY: Complete and file an application available from the Maryland Department of Health (MDH).

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Applicants MUST meet the following requirements:

  • United States citizen or U.S. National;
  • Medical degree and a valid unrestricted license to practice medicine in the State of Maryland at the time the service obligation begins;
  • No existing or un-served service obligation with any other loan repayment program;
  • Existing higher education loan debt and NOT be in default on any eligible higher education loan;
  • have never violated court-ordered child support or been delinquent in child support payments;
  • practice at an eligible practice site; and
  • Other requirements as outlined in the eligibility criteria.
AWARD AMOUNT

Up to $50,000 per year for a 2-year obligation.

RENEWING AN AWARD

You may reapply for an award after completion of the first two year service obligation. A recipient’s total award amount cannot exceed $200,000, or two 2-year obligations at $50,000 per year.

Eligible Loans

  • Stafford loans
  • Grad PLUS loans
  • Perkins loans
  • Consolidation loans
Next Steps

You can begin the application process here

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