National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Programs Accepting Applications

The Health Resources and Services Administration has announced that it is now accepting applications for three loan repayment program options through the National Health Service Corps (NHSC).

The NHSC, one of the largest federal investments in health workforce distribution, provides loan repayment and scholarship awards to clinicians and students in exchange for a practice commitment in a health professional shortage area.

PA graduates are eligible for all three loan repayment options currently open for the fiscal 2024 application cycle including the traditional NHSC Loan Repayment Program, the NHSC Substance Use Disorder Workforce Loan Repayment Program, and the NHSC Rural Community Loan Repayment Program.

Award amounts and required service commitments under each option vary and have recently been increased for some options such as the traditional loan repayment program. Those interested in applying are advised to examine the application guidance for each program to determine the most appropriate option for their circumstances.

Applications for each program must be submitted by May 9 at 7:30 p.m. ET. Members with questions are invited to contact Tyler Smith at