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Indian Health Service Loan Repayment Program Benefits

Program Description

The Indian Health Service (IHS) Loan Repayment Program (LRP) awards up to $20,000 per year for the repayment of your qualified student loans in exchange for an initial two-year service obligation to practice full time at an Indian health program site.

General Program Requirements

In order to qualify for this program, you must be a health professional practicing in specific health profession disciplines, you must be willing to commit to an initial two-year service obligation while working in health facilities serving American Indian and Alaskan Native communities.

Opportunities are based on staffing needs and the availability of funds. Distribution of LRP awards are based on a ranking system created to address these needs. Our system identifies hiring priorities for those Indian health program facilities with the greatest staffing needs in specific health profession disciplines. American Indians and Alaskan Natives receive priority consideration when all factors are equal between applicants.

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.

Application Process

To apply online, please visit:

For all other questions/information regarding the LRP application, please visit:

Program Contact Information

For more information, to provide comments or questions, please contact:

Indian Health Service
Loan Repayment Program
801 Thompson Avenue, TMP Suite 450A
Rockville, MD 20852

Phone: 301-443-3396
Fax: 301-443-4815

Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (EST), Monday - Friday (except Federal holidays)