Health Professional Loan Repayment

The Missouri Health Professional Loan Repayment Program provides two loan repayment program options: State Loan Repayment Program and Nurse Loan Repayment. Both programs provide funding for the repayment of qualified educational loans.

The State Loan Repayment Program (SLRP) is funded through a combination of federal and cost sharing state funds. In exchange for the financial support, health professionals must agree to practice in a Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) in Missouri for a contracted time period. The following primary care disciplines apply to SLRP:

The Nurse Loan Repayment Program (NLRP) is offered to assist in alleviating the critical shortages of nurses. Funding for this program is provided through nurse license renewal fees. The following category of nurses is eligible for financial assistance in return for working in a Missouri hospital, federally qualified health center or HPSA.

Maximum Loan Repayment Amounts

Eligibility Criteria

Selection is a competitive process. The number of applicants awarded each year varies and is contingent upon available federal and state funding.

Applications will be accepted January 1 through March 31 for SLRP and from January 1 through May 31 for NLRP.