The Wisconsin Health Professions Loan Assistance Program (HPLAP) was established to assist rural and underserved communities in recruiting and retaining primary care health and dental professionals. Dental care providers who agree to work in federally designated shortage area are eligible for up to $50,000 in education loan repayment assistance through this competitive program.
The HPLAP has two funding sources, with slightly different criteria. One portion of the program is funded solely by State funds and another portion uses federal funds. Most of the specifications for the awards provided under these two funding sources are the same.