Nursing Education Loan Repayment Program

Managing AgencyU.S. Department of Health and Human Services 
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. The Nursing Education Loan Repayment Program will pay 60 percent of the participant's total qualifying loan balance in two years and an additional 25 percent of the original balance for an optional third year. In order to quality, NURSE Corps members must fulfill a service obligation at any one of thousands of nonprofit hospitals, clinics and other facilities located in designated primary medical care or mental health Health Professional Shortage Areas across the U.S.

General Program Requirements

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a U.S. national, citizen or dual citizen. You must also be a licensed registered nurse or nurse faculty, have completed training, and be employed full time at an eligible critical shortage facility. Nurse practitioners and other advanced practice nurses are encouraged to apply.

Loan Terms

Not applicable

Your Next Steps
The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.
Application Process

Before applying read the Application and Program Guidance:
Application and Program Guidance

Application cycles are open once a year and are provided for your reference at:

Program Contact Information

For more information, about the program, please visit:
Program Information

For more questions, email:

Or by phone at:1-800-221-9393