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Loan Repayment/Forgiveness Programs Fact Sheet
    Forgiveness/ Minnesota

Name of Program:

Minnesota Dentist Loan Forgiveness Program

Program Web site:

http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/orhpc/funding/loans/dentloan.html

Designation (Fund Source):

State

Eligible Specialties:

This program is offered to dental students, residents or licensed dentists, who plan to serve/are serving at least 25 percent of their annual patient encounters to state public program enrollees or patients receiving a sliding fee schedule in Minnesota.

Service Requirements (formerly Service Stipulation):

Participants are required to practice for at least 30 hours per week, for at least 45 weeks per year, for a minimum of three years as a dentist serving at least 25 percent of their annual patient encounters to state public program enrollees or patients receiving a sliding fee schedule.

Who Can Apply:

A prospective participant who plan to serve/are serving at least 25 percent of their annual patient encounters to state public program enrollees or patients receiving a sliding fee schedule in Minnesota.

Deadline(s):

The application period for the Fiscal Year 2018 cycle is closed.

Repayment/Scholarship terms:

Participants must begin their service obligation under this program no later than March 31 following completion of their dental program.

Amount of repayment per year of service:

The ORHPC will make an annual payment to the participant in the amount of $30,000, not to exceed $120,000 total for the maximum four-year period.

How to Apply:

N/A

Additional Information/Comments:

Contact person(s):

Name, title:

Paia Vang,  Program Administrator

Agency name:

Minnesota Department of Health

Address:

PO Box 64882, Office of Rural Health and Primary Care,
St. Paul, MN 55164-0082

Phone:

(651) 201-3895

FAX:

(651) 201-3830

E-Mail:

paia.vang@state.mn.us

   
   
 

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