Worried about paying off your medical, dental or other health profession loans? By working at a Colorado Community Health Center, you can apply for loan repayment of up to $35,000 a year. Loan repayment is available to you if you work either part-time or full-time. Staff at Community Health Centers can assist you in applying for a loan repayment program just right for you. For eligibility criteria, application questions or more information, visit the websites below.
Colorado Health Service Corps (CHSC) helps alleviate educational loan debt for providers working in underserved areas of Colorado. Certain health professionals may be eligible to receive repayment of qualified student loans if they practice full- or part-time in a Health Professional Shortage Area, delivering primary health care services, in a public or nonprofit clinic. The practice must accept public insurance and offer discounted services to low-income, uninsured patients. Nontaxable awards are up to $105,000 for physicians and dentists, and $60,000 for other eligible health professionals.
National Health Service Corps (NHSC) helps alleviate education loan debt for primary care providers who serve in underserved communities across the United States, including Colorado. The NHSC offers loan repayment and scholarship opportunities. The benefits of joining the NHSC include being part of a network of providers and sites dedicated to caring for patients in need and transforming communities across the United States. Nontaxable awards ranging from $50,000 to $100,000 depending on the NHSC program.
NURSE Corps Loan Repayment Program, helps alleviate the shortage of nurses across the country by offering loan repayment assistance to registered nurses and advance practice nurses, such as nurse practitioners, working at Critical Shortage facilities and nurse faculty employed at accredited schools of nursing. Program participants receive up to 60 percent of their qualifying student loans in exchange for a 2-year service commitment – and an additional 25 percent of their original loan balance for an optional third year.
NURSE Corps Scholarship Program, formerly the Nursing Scholarship Program, helps students complete their nursing education by paying tuition, fees, other education costs, while providing a monthly living stipend. The program is open to full-time nursing students accepted or enrolled in diploma, associate, baccalaureate or graduate nursing programs at accredited schools located in the U.S. Upon graduation, scholarship program members fulfill a service commitment at a Critical Shortage Facility.
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