Arizona Medical Student Loan Program

State of Arizona
Type Loan Forgiveness
Amount $15k - 35kThe law also allows for a living allowance up to $20,000.
Duration 2 Years

Description

The program provides educational loans sponsored by the State of Arizona, repaid in service in an eligible area in Arizona as a licensed physician. Minimum two-year service commitment.

Service will be full-time practice in any of the following locations, as defined in A.R.S. § 15-1721:

(1) A rural AND medically underserved area of Arizona.

(2) A medically underserved area of Arizona.

(3) A medically underserved population of Arizona.

(4) Any Indian Reservation that is located in Arizona

Loan funding for one or two years has a two-year service commitment.  Above the two-year minimum, the commitment is one year of service for each year of funding received (e.g. if you receive funding for four years, you will have a four-year service commitment). There is a maximum of five years of funding granted.

Students at three colleges in Arizona currently qualify for consideration: students seeking a M.D. degree at The University of Arizona College of Medicine; students seeking a D.O. degree at Midwestern University's Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine (AZCOM) or D.O. candidates at A.T. Still University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine – Mesa (ATSU COM-Mesa). Students must be classified as Arizona residents under the state law classifying students for tuition purposes (A.R.S. 15-1802).

Student Requirements

  • Classified as an Arizona resident
  • Admitted/attending The University of Arizona's College of Medicine, Midwestern University's Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine, or A.T. Still University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine-Mesa.
  • Desire to be a physician in Arizona serving the medically underserved.
  • Committed to family practice, obstetrics/gynecology, general internal medicine, general pediatrics, or combined medicine and pediatrics; any other specialty must be approved by the Board of Medical Student Loans in advance and must be of recognized need in the State of Arizona.  As a physician during the service commitment, the recipient must practice in an eligible service area in Arizona approved by the Board of Medical Student Loans.

Ethnicity

    More Information

    http://www.azdhs.gov/hsd/workforce/alrp/index.htm

    Financial Aid Office
    State of Arizona
    Tucson, AZ 85724-5026
    Phone: 520-525-7145
    Fax: 520-626-6300