Vermont Educational Loan Program For Primary Care Practitioners

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Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Certified Nurse Midwives and Psychiatrists

  • Funds are available to recruit and retain primary care practitioners.
  • The recipient must be a Vermont resident and a primary care nurse practitioner, physician assistant, psychiatric nurse practitioner, certified nurse midwife, or physician (family medicine, general internal medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics/gynecology, geriatrics, and psychiatry) practicing a minimum average of 20 (clinical) hours per week and 45 weeks per year in Vermont.
  • Eligible work sites are primary care practices (ambulatory/outpatient) or outpatient mental health settings in Vermont. Hospital-based positions are not eligible.
  • The practice site or region must have a need for primary care practitioners, or be an underserved area, as defined by the Program.
  • Recipient must sign a service obligation contract (typically 12 to 24-month commitment).
  • Grants go directly to pay educational loans

VERMONT EDUCATIONAL LOAN REPAYMENT PROGRAM FOR NURSES (LPN, RN)

  • Applicant must be a Vermont resident and must serve Vermont patients, as defined by the Program.
  • Must work as a nurse for a minimum average of 20 (clinical) hours per week during the year of service and at least 45 weeks per year.
  • The practice site or region must have a need for nurses, or be an underserved area, as defined by the Program.
  • Recipient must sign a service obligation contract (typically 12 to 24-month commitment).
  • Grants go directly to pay educational loans.

VERMONT EDUCATIONAL LOAN REPAYMENT PROGRAM FOR DENTISTS

  • Funds are available to recruit and retain dentists.
  • The recipient must be a state of Vermont resident working as a dentist for a minimum average of 20 (clinical) hours per week and at least 45 weeks per year in Vermont (non-residents serious about working in Vermont may apply but must move to Vermont prior to disbursement of funds).
  • The practice site or region must have a need for dentists, or be an underserved area, as defined by the Program.
  • Recipient must sign a service obligation contract (typically 12 to 24-month commitment).
  • Recipients must agree to see Medicaid patients (number to be defined in service contract).
  • Grants go directly to pay educational loans.

Loans That Qualify

  • Stafford loans
  • Grad PLUS loans
  • Consolidation loans
  • Perkins loans
  • Nursing Student Loans (NSL)
  • Primary Care Loans (PCL)
  • Private loans
  • State loans
  • Institutional loans

Next Steps

You can find the application and instructions online.

For questions related to the Educational Loan Repayment application and program overview, including eligibility, contact:

Rebecca T. Dubois, Program Coordinator
802-656-2658
[email protected]

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