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National Institutes of Health (NIH) Loan Repayment Programs

Who It’s For: Highly qualified health professionals working in specific biomedical and behavioral research careers.

How to Apply: Complete the online application process.

What Loans Qualify: Most federal, state, and institutional loans, although not Parent PLUS loans. Private loans may qualify as well, if they are explicitly educational loans and come from an appropriately qualified lender.

How Much?: Up to $35,000 per year.

Anything Else I Should Know?:  There are technically eight different NIH Loan Repayment Programs detailed on their web page, and only three of them involve working directly for the NIH; the other five involve working in specific research areas.