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Virginia Loan Repayment Programs

The Commonwealth of Virginia (the Commonwealth) currently participates in The Health Resources and Services Administration, Bureau of Clinician Recruitment and Service (BCRS) Grants to States for Loan Repayment. This VA-SLRP is operated by the Virginia Department of Health-Office of Health Equity (VDH-OHE) providing a non-taxed incentive to qualified medical, dental, behavioral health and pharmaceutical (pharmacists) professionals in return for a minimum of two (2) years of service at an eligible practice site in one of the federally designated Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) in a qualified field of practice in Virginia. VA-SLRP requires a dollar for dollar match from the community/practice site. The maximum award for a four (4) year commitment is $140,000 and shall be for a qualifying educational loan. Prioritizing applications for VA-SLRP is done on a first come first serve basis with priority given to renewals. All approvals are based on availability of funds. The participant shall meet and fulfill all requirements listed below in order to be eligible for the VA-SLRP.

Application Status

The Virginia State Loan Repayment program application cycle is January 1, 2016 to July 31, 2016; however, all funds for 2016 were expended as of 6/14/2016.

For specific details, please call (804) 864-7431 or


Updated: 06/15/2016


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 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: 06-22-2016

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