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Educational Loan Repayment for Health Care Professionals

The Vermont Educational Loan Repayment Program for Health Care Professionals is funded by federal and state funds, and is administered by the UVM Larner College of Medicine Office of Primary Care and Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) Program.

The purpose of this loan repayment program is to respond to the workforce shortage of certain health professionals in Vermont, thereby increasing access to health care for underserved populations and communities. This program aims to contribute to a stabilized workforce at the specific work site (as identified in application materials) and timeframe.

Important note:  Program eligibility and selection criteria can change annually.  Please refer to the program overview and participant eligibility for this cycle’s information.

For questions related to the Educational Loan Repayment application and program overview, including eligibility, contact:

Rebecca T. Dubois, Program Coordinator

2020 APPLICATION DEADLINE:  Thursday, September 12, 2019

Physicians, Nurse Practitioners & Physician Assistants

HealthFirst private practices benefit from the Vermont Educational Loan Repayment Program (learn more)



Nurses (LPNs and RNs)



Vermont dentists benefit from the Vermont Educational Loan Repayment Program (learn more)



DISCLAIMER: Email is our primary mode of communication for the Educational Loan Repayment Program notifications or requests.  For your information security, we ask that completed forms and documents that contain sensitive personal information are printed and mailed to us via the U.S. Postal Service.  If you receive a suspicious email request from this office, contact us at 802-656-2658 to verify the request prior to responding.  Our office will never ask you to send sensitive information via email.

Know Your Options

This tool provides information and advice for optimizing how you pay off your student loans based on some basic information about your situation. While we cannot give you advice for your exact situation, we hope it can point you in the right direction and help you learn about some of your options.

For a summary overview of various resources click here.

If you are employed by a government or not-for-profit organization, you may be able to receive loan forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.

Health Services & Resources Administration (HRSA)

To learn more visit:

National Health Service Corps (NHSC)

The National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program offers the following health providers the opportunity to have their student loans repaid for serving communities in need:

  • Primary care medical
  • Dental
  • Mental and behavioral health

To learn more visit: