Delaware State Loan Repayment Program for Physicians and Dentists

Delaware Health Care Commission
Type Scholarship
Amount $25k - 105kPlease note that these figures represent the maximum award possible over 3 years; they are not guaranteed levels of funding. All awards are paid on a graduated scale

Description

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.*

Ethnicity

    Citizenship

    This funding opportunity requires applicants to hold U.S. Citizenship.

    More Information

    http://www.dhss.delaware.gov/dph/hsm/opslrpdoc.html

    Loan Repayment Coordinator
    Delaware Higher Education Commission
    Delaware Health Care Commission
    Haslet Armory, Suite 202
    122 William Penn St.
    Dover, DE 19901
    Phone: (302)672-5187
    Fax: (302)739-6927