Loan Repayment Program
The Health Professional Loan Repayment helps the state attract and retain licensed health professionals to serve in critical shortage areas in Washington State by providing educational loan repayment assistance. In return for financial assistance, program participants agree to provide primary health care services in rural or underserved urban areas that are designated as health professional shortage areas.
The Loan Repayment Program offers two funding sources: the state funded Health Professional Loan Repayment Program (HPLRP), and the federally matched State Loan Repayment Program (SLRP). Since 2010, the state's funding for this program has been reduced, leaving largely federal funds to support the program.
Loan Repayment Program – Site Eligibility Information
The Loan Repayment Program Site Application Cycle is CLOSED.
Since 2010, program funding for scholarships has been reduced and new scholarships are not being awarded at this time. Current participants will continue to receive funding and will continue to complete their service obligation.
The purpose of the Health Professional Scholarship program is to attract and retain students pursuing careers in the health care field to serve in critical shortage areas in Washington State. The Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to students training to become primary care health professionals. In return for financial assistances, students agree to provide primary health care services in rural or underserved urban areas that are designated as health professional shortage areas.