State Loan Repayment Program
The State Loan Repayment Program (SLRP) is a federally-funded grant program to states and territories that provides cost-sharing grants to assist them in operating their own state educational loan repayment programs for primary care providers working in Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) within their state.
The State Loan Repayment Program (SLRP) does not provide loan repayment directly to individual health professionals, and not all states offer SLRP. Providers interested in obtaining information about their state’s educational loan repayment program must contact their individual state loan repayment program point of contact for information about eligibility and requirements.
The SLRP requires matching funds from the state applicant and administration of the program by a state agency. States must agree to make available (directly or through donations from public or private entities) non-Federal contributions in cash toward SLRP contracts.
Primary Care Providers
State-run loan repayment programs offer another loan repayment option to primary care providers. Like the NHSC Loan Repayment Program (LRP), these state programs offer educational loan repayment programs for providers working in Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs). Both loan repayment programs work together to improve access to health care in communities with a shortage of health professionals.
State loan repayment programs vary from state to state, and may differ in eligible disciplines, practice sites, length of required service commitment and the amount of loan repayment awards offered.