The 2014 NHSC Loan Repayment Program application cycle is now open. The application cycle will close on March 20, at 7:30 pm, ET. To help ensure that the communities with the greatest need are supported, qualified applicants working in Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) with the highest scores as of January 1, 2014, will be given priority. With continued service, NHSC providers may be able to pay off all of their student loans.

The Program is expected to be competitive, and on average, it takes a few weeks to complete an application so please begin the process as soon as possible. Be sure to check out the list of required documentation for qualified applications. 

Initial Award Amounts 2 Years
2 Years Half-time
Loan Repayment Award (HPSA Score of 14 and above) $50,000 $25,000
Loan Repayment Award (HPSA Score of 13 and below) $30,000 $15,000


Technical assistance webcasts and conference calls have been scheduled on the following dates to address questions:

  • Webcast: Wed, January 29 at 8:00 – 9:30 p.m. ET
  • Conference Call: Wed, February 5 at 8:00 – 9:30 p.m. ET
  • Conference Call: Wed, February 12 at 8:00 – 9:30 p.m. ET

If you want to learn more about the NHSC from a current particpant, check out the recent video which features Sean Boynes, a dentist practicing at CareSouth Carolina’s Mobile Dental Unit in Society Hill, SC.   The video will give prospective applicants a unique view into the life of a current NHSC participant.