Nebraska Student Loan and Loan Repayment Programs
Nebraska Loan Repayment Program
The Rural Health Systems and Professional Incentive Act (the Act) was passed in 1991 by the Nebraska Legislature, creating the Nebraska Loan Repayment Program.
Nebraska Student Loan Program
In 1979, the State of Nebraska began awarding low-interest loans to medical students who agreed to practice in shortage areas. Since then, the Nebraska Legislature has modified the program, and the Nebraska Rural Health Student Loan Program now awards forgivable student loans to Nebraska medical, dental, physician assistant, and graduate-level mental health students who agree to practice an approved specialty in a state-designated shortage area.