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Application deadline June 27, 2019

The Faculty Loan Repayment Program (FLRP) offers loan repayment to individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds who agree to serve as faculty at eligible health professions schools for a minimum of 2 years.


Applicants must be U.S. citizens from disadvantaged backgrounds with an employment commitment for a full-time or part-time faculty position for a minimum of 2 years, beginning on or before June 27, 2019.

Applicants must have a degree in one of the eligible health professions disciplines:

  • Allopathic medicine
  • Osteopathic medicine
  • Dentistry
  • Nursing (RN or advanced practice RN)
  • Pharmacy
  • Podiatric medicine
  • Optometry
  • Veterinary medicine
  • Public health (graduate level only)
  • Physician assistant
  • Graduate behavioral and mental health:
    • Clinical psychology
    • Clinical social work
    • Professional counseling
    • Marriage and family therapy
  • Allied health:
    • Dental hygiene
    • Medical laboratory technology
    • Occupational therapy
    • Physical therapy
    • Radiology technology
    • Speech pathology
    • Respiratory therapy
    • Audiology
    • Registered dietitian
Geographic coverage
Nationwide and U.S. territories
Amount of funding

The program pays up to $40,000 of the participant’s student loans and provides funds to offset the tax burden.

Employing institutions must match the award 1:1 with cash funds, unless the employer has been approved for a match waiver.

Application process

Links to additional guidance, application instructions, and the online application portal are available on the program website.

Technical assistance call:
June 6, 2019
3:00 – 4:30 p.m. Eastern
Call-in number: 888.455.2923
Participant code: 8655368