Office of Rural Health
Nebraska Student Loan & Loan Repayment Programs

Nebraska is fortunate to have two long running programs which create incentives for health professionals to locate and serve underserved areas and populations.

The Nebraska Student Loan Program has been in existence since 1979 and awards student loans to medical, physician assistant, dental and graduate-level mental health students attending school in Nebraska.  These students must be Nebraska residents and agree to practice one year in a state-designated shortage area for each year a loan is received.

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The Nebraska Loan Repayment Program has been in existence since 1994 and helps qualified health professionals pay their educational debts.

The Nebraska Loan Repayment Program requires a 50 percent local match with state funds, reaching an annual maximum of  $40,000 per year. 

The Nebraska Loan Repayment Program requires a three year practice obligation in a state-designated shortage area.  For information on which health care providers are eligible, please see the information sheet.

For additional information about the Nebraska Student Loan and Loan Repayment Programs, please contact Marlene Janssen, Health Program Manager and Executive Director for the Rural Health Advisory Commission, marlene.janssen@nebraska.gov, (402) 471-2337.

Contact Information:
Nebraska Office of Rural Health
P.O. Box 95026
301 Centennial Mall South
Lincoln, NE 68509-5026
402-471-2337
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