Loan Repayment Programs

The GBPW administers service-cancelable loan repayment programs for physicians, dentists, physician assistants and advanced practice registered nurses. Below find details of each loan type.
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 50,000 or less.
Here are resources to determine eligibility of a county you may be interested in servicing:

 

The Physicians for Rural Areas Assistance Program (PRAA) program is:

  • A service-cancelable loan of up to $25,000/year to physicians who 
  • Providing direct patient care in medically underserved, rural areas of Georgia.
  • Contracts are awarded for one year and are renewable for additional 3 terms.
  • Funding for this program is funded solely by the State of Georgia.
Please click on the link below for PRAA program requirements and application materials.
 
The Georgia Physician Loan Repayment Program (GPLRP) is
  • a loan repayment program funded by the State of Georgia and a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
  • 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.  
  • and provides service cancelable loans  of up to $25,000 per year for an initial, two-year period.
  • 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 requirements and application materials.

Georgia Physician Loan Repayment Program (GPLRP) Application 

GPRLP Practice Site Application


The Dentists for Rural Areas Assistance Program (DRAA)

  • provides service-cancelable 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. 

DRAA information flyer

Please click on the link below for the DRAA program requirements and application materials.

 

The Physician Assistant Loan Repayment Program (PALRP) is

  • a program funded by the State of Georgia
  • to provide service-cancelable loans of up to $10,000/year,
  • with contracts are awarded for one year and renewable a maximum of three times
  • to assist Physician Assistants in repaying outstanding PA education loan debt
  • in return for providing direct patient care in medically underserved, rural areas of Georgia. 

PALRP information flyer 

Please click on the link below for the PALRP program requirements and application materials. 

Physician Assistant Loan Repayment Program (PALRP) Application


The Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Loan Repayment Program (APRNLRP) is

  • a program funded by the State of Georgia
  • to provide service-cancelable loans of up to $10,000/year, 
  • contracts are awarded for one year and renewable a maximum of three times
  • to assist APRN's in repaying their advanced nursing education loan debt
  • in return for practicing in an underserved rural Georgia county. 

APRNLRP information flyer

Please click on the link below for the APRNLRP program requirements and application materials.

Advanced Practice RN Loan Repayment Program (APRNLRP) Application