Nursing Education Loan Repayment Program

Managing AgencyU.S. Department of Health and Human Serviceshttp://www.hhs.gov/ 
Program Description
To assist in the recruitment and retention of professional nurses dedicated to providing health care to underserved populations, the Nursing Education Loan Repayment Program offers registered nurses substantial assistance to repay educational loans in exchange for service in eligible facilities located in areas experiencing a shortage of nurses. For two years of service, the Nursing Education Loan Repayment Program will pay 60 percent of the participant's total qualifying loan balance; for three years of service, the Nursing Education Loan Repayment Program will pay 85 percent of the participant's total qualifying loan balance. A participant who agrees to serve two years may be eligible to amend the Nursing Education Loan Repayment Program contract and work a third year at an eligible health facility, for which the Nursing Education Loan Repayment Program will pay an additional 25 percent of the qualifying loan balance.
General Program Requirements
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a US national, citizen or dual citizen qualified/certified/licensed as a nurse or nurse anesthetist, who works or worked as a health care professional, is currently employed (full-time) and has student loan debt.
Loan Terms
Not applicable
Your Next Steps
The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.
Application Process
For more information, see the Program Contact Information below.
Program Contact Information
For more information, contact the program office directly at their toll-free number:866-813-3753 Or by mailing to the following address: Applicants from California, Colorado, Delaware, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Indiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, Nebraska, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, and Wisconsin should contact:lbennet@hrsa.gov Applicants from Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Kentucky, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Virgin Islands, Vermont, Washington, and Wyoming should contact:jbrown1@hrsa.gov Applicants from Alaska, American Samoa, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, North Dakota, New York, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia should contact:ringram@hrsa.gov