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National Health Service Corps Students to Service Loan Repayment Program (NHSC S2S LRP)



Application Deadline: Dec 3, 2020

Sponsoring Organization

Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW)


Provides funding for loan repayment to students in their last year of pursuing a degree in allopathic medicine, osteopathic medicine, nursing, or dentistry in exchange for service commitments providing primary care services at NHSC-approved sites in Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) in rural and urban areas upon the completion of their residency.

Eligible medical and dental health professional students include:

  • Physicians (MD or DO)
  • Dentists (DDS or DMD)
  • Nurse practitioners (NP)
  • Certified nurse midwives (CNM)

NHSC Student to Service LRP fact sheet

Amount of Funding

A maximum of $120,000 in four annual installments for 3 years of full-time or 6 years of half-time clinical practice for providers servings at an NHSC-approved site in a HPSA upon the completion of training.

Upon the completion of the initial 3-year service contract, an individual may be eligible to apply for additional loan repayment funds to pay any remaining educational loans through one year continuation service contracts.

Additional service obligation information is available online.

Eligible applicants may receive an additional funding award of $5,000 through the Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) award enhancement. For details, review the Fiscal Year 2021 Continuation Contract Application and Program Guidance.

Who Can Apply

Applicants must work in a medical or dental approved discipline and specialty to be eligible for this program and meet the following requirements:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or U.S. national
  • Be pursuing a Doctor of Medicine (MD), Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO), Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS), or Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry (DMD) degree at one of the following accredited schools located in a state, the District of Columbia, or a U.S. territory:
    • A school of allopathic medicine accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education sponsored by the American Medical Association and the Association of American Medical Colleges
    • A school of osteopathic medicine accredited by the American Osteopathic Association Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation
    • A school of dentistry accredited by the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation
  • Be pursuing a Nurse practitioner (NP) or Certified nurse midwife (CNM) degree
    • NP degrees must be from a school accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and lead to national certification as an NP
    • CNM degrees must be from a school accredited by the American College of Nurse-Midwives, Division of Accreditation and lead to national certification by the American Midwifery Certification Board
  • Be enrolled as a full-time student in the last year of medical or dental school, or a health professional school for NP or CNM with a graduation date before August 31, 2021
  • Be eligible for federal employment
  • Submit a complete application

Geographic Coverage


What This Program Funds

Financial Aid for Healthcare Workforce

Application Process

Application instructions, requirements, and other relevant information can be found on the program website.

Application and program guidance
Applicant webinar recording


For questions:
TTY at 877-897-9910
Online contact form
Bureau of Health Workforce Customer Service Portal

Topics This Program Addresses

Healthcare Workforce