Loan Repayment Programs

The GBPW administers service cancelable loan repayment programs for physicians, dentists, physician assistants and advanced practice registered nurses.  The programs assist in paying debt incurred for tuition, fees, and other expenses associated with the completion of the aforementioned degrees for practitioners who agree to practice full-time in an underserved, rural county in Georgia with a population of 35,000 or less Loan Repayment Programs Eligible Communities Map.
 

The Georgia Physician Loan Repayment Program (GPLRP) is a program funded by the State of Georgia and a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration and provides a service cancelable loan of up to $25,000 per year for a two-year period. It is limited to physicians and aimed at those physicians practicing the specialties of family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, OB/GYN, geriatrics or psychiatry in a Health Professional Shortage Area located in a qualifying county.  The participant may elect to re-apply for additional funding to be awarded on an annual basis for two additional years for a maximum of four years. Please click on the link below for GPLRP program requirements and application materials.

Georgia Physician Loan Repayment Program (GPLRP) Application


The Physicians for Rural Areas Assistance Program (PRAA) provides a service cancelable loan of up to $25,000 to physicians for providing direct patient care in underserved rural areas of Georgia. Contracts are awarded for one year and are renewable for a maximum of four years. Funding for this program is provided by the State of Georgia. Please click on the link below for PRAA program requirements and application materials.

Physician RAA Application


The Dentists for Rural Areas Assistance Program (DRAA) provides service cancellable loans of up to $25,000 per year in return for dental practice in an underserved, rural county in Georgia. Contracts are awarded for one year and are renewable three times for a maximum of four years.  Funding for this program is provided by the State of Georgia.  Please click on the link below for the DRAA program requirements and application materials.

Dentist RAA Application


The Physician Assistant Loan Repayment Program (PALRP) is a program funded by the State of Georgia to provide loans of up to $10,000 to assist Physician Assistants in repaying outstanding PA education loan debt in return for practicing in an underserved rural Georgia county.  Contracts are awarded for one year and are renewable three times for a maximum of four years.  Please click on the link below for the PALRP program requirements and application materials.

Physician Assistant LRP (PALRP) Application


The Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Loan Repayment Program (APRNLRP) is a program funded by the State of Georgia to provide loans of up to $10,000 to assist Advanced Practice Registered Nurses in repaying outstanding APRN education loan debt in return for practicing in an underserved rural Georgia county.  Contracts are awarded for one year and are renewable three times for a maximum of four years.  Please click on the link below for the APRNLRP program requirements and application materials.

Advanced Practice RN LRP (APRNLRP) Application

 

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