NHSC Loan Repayment Program
What Is the NHSC Loan Repayment Program?
The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Loan Repayment Program (LRP) is a federally funded loan repayment program run by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The NHSC LRP recruits fully trained health professionals who agree to provide primary health services in NHSC community sites to medically underserved populations.
In return, the NHSC LRP assists clinicians in their repayment of qualifying educational loans that are still owed. Licensed psychologists are eligible to participate in this program by serving at sites in a Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) with a Mental Health Designation.
The NHSC LRP is a two-year commitment. Licensed psychologists are eligible for up to $50,000 in loan repayments for the initial two years and may be eligible to continue their loan repayment beyond two years if they have unpaid qualifying educational loans and continue to serve at an eligible site.