National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program

Federal Government and State of Virginia
Type Loan Forgiveness
Amount $25,000
Duration 2 Years


Awards provide payments of up to $25,000 a year towards participants' qualified government and commercial health professions undergraduate and graduate education loans plus a tax assistance payment of 39 percent during the first 2 years of practice at a selected NHSC Loan Repayment Service Site under a written agreement with this program.


To be eligible for the Loan Repayment Program, you must be fully trained in one of the following areas: Allopathic or osteopathic physician specializing in family medicine, general pediatrics, general internal medicine, general psychiatry, or obstetrics/gynecology; Primary care nurse practitioner; Primary care physician assistant; Certified nurse-midwife; Dentist; Dental hygienist; Mental or behavioral health professional (clinical psychologist, clinical social worker, licensed professional counselor, marriage and family therapist, and psychiatric nurse specialist)

Other Restrictions

Fully trained Allopathic and osteopathic physicians with specialties in primary care medicine; citizen of US; valid unrestricted license to practice in VA; practice must be located in HPSA and must be a public or private-not-for-profit entity

More Information

Norma Marrin
Center for Primary Care and Rural Health, VA Dept of Health
Federal Government and State of Virginia
Application and Award Branch, Division of National Health Service Corps, Bureau of Health Professions, 5600 Fishers Lane, Room 8A-55
Suite 227
Rockville, MD 20857
Phone: 1-800-221-9393