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Office of Rural Health
Office of Rural Health
Office of Rural Health

 

NHSC Nebraska Loan Repayment Program (SLRP)

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) State Loan Repayment Program (SLRP) provides a cost-sharing grant to Nebraska to operate this loan repayment program.

Loan repayment assistance for qualified education debt: $25,000-$50,000 per year (includes local match). These funds are tax exempt.

 

Who is eligible?   See a list of eligible disciplines and shortage areas.

  • Physicians (MDs or DOs specializing in pediatrics, geriatrics, psychiatry, family or internal medicine, and obstetrics and gynecology)
  • Nurse Practitioners (specializing in adult, family, pediatrics, psychiatry/mental health, geriatrics, women’s health and certified nurse-midwives)
  • Physician Assistants (specializing in adult, family, pediatrics, psychiatry/mental health, geriatrics, or women’s health)
  • Dental Professionals (general, pediatric, registered dental hygienists)
  • Mental Health Professionals (health service psychologists, licensed clinical social workers, psychiatric nurse specialists, licensed professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, masters level alcohol & substance abuse counselors
  • Pharmacists

 

Where are the practics sites?  See a list of eligible disciplines and shortage areas.

Service Commitment:

  • Minimum 2- year service commitment
  • Additional 1 year of service for each year of additional support
  • Must work a minimum of 20 hours per week for part-time service
Loan Match Requirements:
  • Loan repayment assistance for qualified educational debt for up to $25,000 -$50,000 per year which includes local matching funds.
  • Unpaid government or commercial loans for school tuition, reasonable education expenses and reasonable living expenses, segregated from all other debts (cannot be consolidated with other non-educational loans).
Application Requirements:
  • U.S. citizen (U.S. born or naturalized), U.S./national, or Lawful Permanent Resident
  • Licensed to practice in Nebraska
  • Currently work or applying to work at an eligible site that is located in a federally designated Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA).
  
 
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Nebraska Office of Rural Health
301 Centennial Mall South
P.O. Box 95026
Lincoln, NE  68509-5026
402-471-2337 | Contact our Staff
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