NIH Loan Repayment Programs
The NIH offers Loan Repayment Programs (LRPs) which may pay up to $35,000 of your qualified student loan debt per year for individuals conducting research in one of the five categories list below:
General eligibility requirements are as follows:
You must be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or permanent resident of the U.S.
You must have a health professional doctoral degree (M.D., Ph.D., Pharm.D., Psy.D., D.O., D.D.S., D.M.D., D.P.M., D.C., N.D., O.D., D.V.M., or equivalent doctoral degree) from an accredited institution
You must have total qualified educational debt equal to or in excess of 20 percent of your institutional base salary at the time of award
You must engage in qualified research that represents 50 percent of your level of effort.
For complete details on eligibility, please review NIH Division of Loan Repayment Eligibility of Individuals
Deadlines and Contract Start Dates
New and Renewal Deadlines: September 1, 2014 - November 15, 2014
New Contracts Start: July 1, 2014
The NIH provides information to assist you with the application process:
For complete information about this program, visit the NIH Division of Loan Repayment web site.