Loan Repayment and Scholarship Programs

Bachelor of Science Nursing LRP (BSNLRP )

Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Recovery Loan Repayment Program


Loan Repayment Application Cycle:

Opens: Check website below for upcoming cycle
Loan About: Up to $250,000

DHS providers who work in Mental Health-Substance Use Disorder Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) facilities, are eligible to apply.

Eligible Sites include: Edward Roybal CHC, High Desert Regional HC, Hubert Humphrey CHC, Martin Luther King Jr. Outpatient Center, South Valley HC, and Star Clinic

The application period for STAR LRP is open now until July 22, 2021. The site administrator, Helen Takhmazyan, will complete your employment verification. Please initiate the application as soon as possible, no later than July 14. If you wait until after this date, your verification may not be completed on time. The posted application close date of July 22 includes all components of the application including DHS validation.

The application for this competitive program may be found at Once you have submitted your STAR LRP application, please contact Helen Takhmazyan at or (747) 210-3574. We encourage all eligible applicants to take advantage of this program.

State Loan Repayment Program (SLRP)

Loan Repayment Application Cycle:

Opens: Check website below for upcoming cycle

Licensed in one of the following disciplines:

Steven M. Thompson Physician Corps Loan Repayment Program (STLRP)

Loan Repayment Application Cycle:

Opens: Check website below for upcoming cycle

Eligibility Requirements:

National Health Service Corps (NHSC)

Loan Repayment Application Cycle: Check website for upcoming cycle

Scholarship Enrollment: Check website
Students to Service Enrollment: 2023

Licensed in one of the following disciplines:

Award: NHSC offers two levels of loan repayment awards:

Intended for: Primary Care Physician (MD or DO), Dentist (DDS or DMD), Nurse Practitioner (NP), Certified Nurse-Midwife, Primary Care Physician Assistant (PA)


Medical students in their final year of school are eligible to receive loan repayment assistance in return for working in a HPSAs for at least 3 years.

Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF)

Loan Repayment Application Cycle:

Application Cycle: Available year round

Under the PSLF program, borrowers may qualify for forgiveness of the remaining balance of their Direct Loans after they have made 120 qualifying payments (only payments made after October 1, 2007 qualify) on those loans while employed full-time by certain public service employers.

Work full-time (30+ hours a week) in a public service job. This program begins its first funds disbursement in October 2017; however, you may submit the Employment Certification Form (ECF) annually while you are working to fulfill the requirements for the PSLF.

What loans are eligible for forgiveness?

L.A. Care - Elevating the Safety Net Initiative

Loan Repayment Application Cycle: Ongoing

Application Cycle: There is no deadline to apply. However, the number of awards is dependent on the number of eligible applications and availability of funding.

Elevating the Safety Net is a long-term initiative to recruit high-quality physicians into the Los Angeles County safety net.


Physicians for Healthy California/CalHealthCares Loan Repayment Program

Application Cycle: Check website below for upcoming cycle

The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) in partnership with Physicians for a Healthy California (PHC) created CalHealthCares, which aims to improve access to care for low-income patients by creating economic incentives for physicians to provide care to Medi-Cal beneficiaries. CalHealthCares provides loan repayment in exchange for a service commitment to Medi-Cal and underserved patients.