Depending on your specific qualifications, loan type, and employment status, you might be eligible for attractive loan forgiveness or repayment plans.
Interested students should research options and plan details carefully to ensure they understand requirements and responsibilities associated with each program. Here are a few options:
The Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program forgives the remaining balance on your Direct Loans after you have made 120 qualifying monthly payments under a qualifying repayment plan while working full-time for a qualifying employer.
California State Loan Repayment Program (SLRP) The California State Loan Repayment Program (SLRP) increases the number of primary care physicians, dentists, dental hygienists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, certified nurse midwives, pharmacists, and mental/behavioral health providers practicing in federally designated California Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSA). This program assists with the repayment of eligible educational loans meeting the program requirements.
The Health Professional programs in Washington state encourage licensed health professionals to provide primary care health care at approved sites in rural or underserved areas. The programs provide financial assistance through either conditional scholarships or loan repayment. Many types of providers are eligible, including doctors, dentists, nurses, pharmacists, and others. Healthcare sites, such as clinics, also must apply and be approved to employ program participants.
Please check for availability of such programs in your home state.