A recent Forbes article highlights a new student loan repayment program that can help you repay student loans of up to $75,000.
In an effort to combat the nation’s growing opioid crisis, the National Health Service Corps (NHSC), a division of the Department of Health and Human Services, launched the NHSC Substance Use Disorder Workforce Loan Repayment Program (SUD Workforce LRP). This new student loan repayment program offers up to $75,000 to qualified health care professionals for three years of full-time service at an approved substance use disorder site, particularly in “health professional shortage areas.” There is also a part-time option for three years that awards up to $37,500 for student loan repayment.
To apply to the NHSC Substance Use Disorder Workforce Loan Repayment Program, you must meet several requirements, including that you must be working, or have accepted an offer of employment by the date you submit an application, at an NHSC SUD Workforce LRP-approved service site. Complete set of requirements and instructions are available on their website and in the NHSC SUD Workforce LRP Application and Program Guidance (APG) document. (Download – PDF)
Application deadline is February 21, 2019, at 7:30PM EST. Please direct all questions and inquiries regarding the Substance Use Disorder Workforce Loan Repayment Program to NHSC.
Source: Zack Friedman, “This New Program Will Pay $75,000 of Your Student Loans.” Forbes. February 7, 2019.