DC’s Health Professional Loan Repayment Program (HPLRP)

Type Loan Forgiveness
Amount $120,000


DC’s Health Professional Loan Repayment Program (HPLRP) provides loan repayment to eligible District providers practicing in HPLRP-certified Service Obligation Sites for contract periods of two to four years. Eligible participants include licensed and certified physicians and dentists and other health professionals including dental hygienists, registered nurses, advanced practice nurses, physician assistants, and the following mental health providers: clinical social workers, clinical psychologists, and professional counselors. Applicants must be already employed or have a signed employment contract with a certified Service Obligation Site at the time of application.

In exchange for a commitment to practice full-time at a facility located at a certified Service Obligation Site (SOS), the District will provide loan repayment benefits of up to $120,000 for MD and DDS providers and $66,000 for all other eligible providers. Rates for repayment are as follows: 18% of the total contract amount in year one, 26% in year two, and 28% each in years three and four.

Both participants and sites must complete applications to participate in the HPLRP. The application review process takes approximately 90 days, and awards are made based on program requirements and availability of funds. Please see below for more detailed information on the program and contact HPLRP@dc.gov for additional information.