Who It’s For: Professionals in a wide variety of healthcare related fields in the state of Minnesota. There are multiple programs, each with its own rules, but generally speaking, they require you to work in the named field (usually in a designated health professional shortage area) for a set amount of time, usually a minimum of 3 years. These programs include:
Minnesota Allied Health Care Faculty Loan Forgiveness
Minnesota Dental Therapist/Advanced Dental Therapist Loan Forgiveness
Minnesota Dentist Loan Forgiveness
Minnesota Rural Mental Health Professional Loan Forgiveness
Minnesota Urban Mental Health Professional Loan Forgiveness
Minnesota Rural Advanced Practice Provider Loan Forgiveness
Minnesota Nurses in Long Term Care Loan Forgiveness
Minnesota Rural Pharmacist Loan Forgiveness
Minnesota Rural Physician Loan Forgiveness
Minnesota Urban Physician Loan Forgiveness
Minnesota Rural Public Health Nurse Loan Forgiveness
Minnesota Rural Veterinarian Loan Forgiveness (University of Minnesota graduates only)
Minnesota State Loan Repayment Program (program available for Primary Care Physicians (MD or DO), Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Certified Nurse Midwives, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Clinical Psychologists, Licensed Independent Clinical Social Workers, Psychiatrists, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors, Psychiatric Nurse Specialists, Marriage & Family Therapists)
How to Apply: Each of the above links has an “application materials” section near the top, although you will usually only be able to find the necessary materials when the application period for the year has begun.
What Loans Qualify: Any loans (including federal, state, and private) that were used to pay for the relevant healthcare degree.
How Much?: Varies according to program.
Anything Else I Should Know?: You can search for qualifying health professional shortage areas here.