The Delaware State Loan Repayment Program is designed to recruit health professionals to areas of the state that have been identified as underserved by the Delaware Health Care Commission. For more details please refer to the SLRP Manual.
Health professionals participating in this program must provide health services in a practice setting approved by the Delaware Health Care Commission. Initial contracts may be signed for a minimum of two (2) years and maximum of three (3) years. Participants may re-apply for contract extensions in one-year increments, not to exceed a total of four (4) years of loan repayment. Extensions will be granted at the discretion of the Loan Repayment Committee and are contingent upon the availability of funds. Priority will be given to new applicants.
According to a recent amendment to the Federal Public Health Service Act, qualifying loan repayment funds awarded on or after January 1, 2004 are exempt from federal gross income and employment taxes. The law also excludes these funds from being taken into account as wages in determining social security benefits. Additionally, the State of Delaware will follow the federal regulations so that qualifying loan repayment funds are also exempt from Delaware state income tax. All loan repayment award recipients should contact a tax professional for information and advisement specific to their personal financial circumstances and loan repayment awards.
- Advanced-degree Practitioners may be granted up to $70,000 total for a two (2) year commitment, or $105,000 for a three (3) year contract.*
- Mid-level Practitioners may be granted up to $35,000 total for a two (2) year commitment, or $52,500 maximum for a three (3) year contract.*
This funding opportunity requires applicants to hold U.S. Citizenship.
Loan Repayment Coordinator
Delaware Higher Education Commission
Delaware Health Care Commission
Haslet Armory, Suite 202
122 William Penn St.
Dover, DE 19901