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Loan Repayment/Forgiveness Programs Fact Sheet
    Repayment/ Louisiana

Name of Program:

Louisiana State Loan Repayment Program

Program Web site:

http://dhh.louisiana.gov/index.cfm/page/1195

Designation (Fund Source):

Federal/State

Eligible Specialties:

Physicians (allopathic or osteopathic) who have completed a residency in family practice, general practice, obstetrics/gynecology, internal medicine, pediatrics, general psychiatry or dentistry (DDS or DMD general or pediatric). Other eligible health care professionals include primary care physician assistants, certified nurse practitioners, certified nurse midwives, registered clinical dental hygienists, licensed clinical or counseling psychologists (Ph.D. or equivalent required), psychiatric nurse specialists, licensed professional counselors (Masters or Ph.D. required), marriage and family therapists (Masters or Ph.D. required) and licensed clinical social workers (Masters or Ph.D. required).

Service Requirements (formerly Service Stipulation):

Work in federally designated health professional shortage area, work full-time (40 hours per week) in an outpatient capacity; work for a public or n/profit private entity.

Who Can Apply:

US citizen, licensed to practice in Louisiana, have not defaulted on educational loan, have no other obligation for health professional service.

Deadline(s):

Applications will be accepted from April 1st through June 30th.

Repayment/Scholarship terms:

Amount of repayment per year of service:

Physicians and dentists can receive up to $30,000 annually for a three year initial commitment. Other professionals can receive up to $15,000 annually for a three year initial commitment.

How to Apply:

Additional Information/Comments:

Contact person(s):

Name, title:

Beth Butler,  Program Coordinator

Agency name:

Louisiana Department of Health & Hospitals

Address:

Bureau of Primary Care and Rural Health, 628 North 4th Street, 8th Floor,
Baton Rouge, LA 70821-3118

Phone:

(225) 342-4702

FAX:

(225) 342-5839

E-Mail:

beth.butler@la.gov

   
   
 

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