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Virginia Loan Repayment Programs

The Commonwealth of Virginia offers incentive programs that will repay outstanding medical education debt in exchange for medical service in a medically underserved area. The purpose of the Loan Repayment Programs is to increase access in Virginia's underserved areas to primary care services. All information requested is used to evaluate candidate qualifications and suitability to participate in the program.

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Application Status

The Virginia State Loan Repayment program application cycle is now closed and will reopen January 1, 2015.

The new guidelines are currently being updated and will be posted prior to the opening of the application cycle.

NOTE:   This opportunity requires a state dollar-for-dollar match by the community and/or practice site.  Employers must be non-profit entities located in a health professional shortage area.  For specific details, please call (804) 864-7435 or email

Updated: 1/2/2014


Federal Virginia State Loan Repayment Program (VA-SLRP)

The United States Department of Human Services (DHHS), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Bureau of Health Professions (BHPr), provides federal funding (up to $400,000 per year for a maximum of four years) for the Virginia State Loan Repayment Program (Grant number H56HP19792) and requires a dollar for dollar community match from a practice site or public/private entity. In addition, this program requires that the practice location be in a federally designated Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA)

National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Loan Repayment Program

The NHSC Loan Repayment program is fully funded by federal dollars. This program requires that the practice location be in a federally designated Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA).  The Virginia Department of Health, Office of Minority Health and Health Equity serves only in the role of receiving practice site applications from NHSC portal, reviewing eligibility requirements for NHSC practice sites, and making recommendations to NHSC of eligible facilities that want to become a NHSC practice site.  Health Professionals interested in becoming a recipient of the NHSC program must apply directly to NHSC.


Virginia Physician Loan Repayment Program

Currently, state funding is not available to administer this loan repayment program.

If you have any questions related to the program, please contact Olivette Burroughs, Health Workforce Specialist, by calling (804) 864-7431 or by emailing  To send by fax please use (804) 864-7440.

Last Updated: 10-23-2014

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