Indian Health Service (IHS) Loan Repayment Program (LRP)

The IHS LRP offers health professionals the opportunity to pay off their qualified student loans while assisting the IHS in meeting the staffing needs of Indian health programs. The LRP awards loan repayment to health professionals practicing in specific health profession disciplines who are willing to commit to an initial two-year service obligation while working in health facilities serving American Indian and Alaska Native communities.

The program will pay participants up to $20,000/year in exchange for the two-year service obligation, plus 20 percent of Federal income tax on the award. Applications are accepted year-round beginning October 1 through the Friday of the second full week of August and evaluated monthly beginning in January. For further information or to request an application, call 301-443-3396 or visit the IHS LRP Web site.