Who It’s For: Professionals in a wide variety of healthcare related fields in the state of North Dakota. 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. These programs include:
Federal State Loan Repayment Program (this is available for multiple fields of medicine, dentistry, and mental health, and nursing, as well as registered pharmacists)
Health Care Professional Loan Repayment Program (this is available for physicians, advanced practice nurses, physician assistants, clinical psychologists, and behavioral health counselors)
Veterinary Loan Repayment Program
How to Apply: Each of the above links has its own application section, along with contact information for who to contact with any questions about applying.
What Loans Qualify: Check the specific program for details, but generally any loans (including federal, state, and private) that were used to pay for the relevant healthcare degree.
How Much?: Varies according to program. The programs that cover multiple disciplines may also have varying awards according to which specific discipline you practice.
Anything Else I Should Know?: For the programs that require you to work in a health professional shortage area, you can look into possible shortage areas here.