08/16/2017

Up to $50,000 awarded by State Loan Repayment Program


Applications are being accepted now through Oct. 1 for the 2017 California State Loan Repayment Program.

SLRP assists health care providers, including dentists and dental hygienists, with repayment of qualified educational loans in exchange for their initial commitment to either two years of full-time or four years of half-time service. One-year service extensions are available upon the successful completion of the initial service commitment. The goal of the program is to increase the number of health care providers practicing in federally designated California Health Professional Shortage Areas.

The applicant must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Is a U.S. citizen
  • Possesses a valid and unrestricted license to practice in California
  • Is free from judgments arising from federal debt
  • Does not have other existing service obligations with other entities
  • Is not in breach of any other health professional service obligation
  • Is current on child support payments
  • Is employed at or has accepted employment at an SLRP-approved practice site

Award amounts of grants for initial and extension service commitments vary from year to year based on federal requirements. The 2017 program awards a maximum of $50,000 for initial two- or four-year service commitments and varying amounts up to $20,000 for one-year service extensions.

Apply or learn more about the SLRG.



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