DC’s Health Professional Loan Repayment Program (HPLRP) provides loan repayment to eligible District providers practicing in HPLRP-certified Service Obligation Sites for contract periods of two to four years.
Eligible participants include licensed and certified:
- Physicians (MD, DO)
- Dentists (DDS)
Other health professionals including:
- Dental hygienists
- Registered nurses
- Advanced practice nurses
- Physician assistants
Mental health providers including:
- Clinical social workers
- Clinical psychologists
- Professional counselors
Applicants must be already employed or have a signed employment contract with a certified Service Obligation Site at the time of application.
“In exchange for a commitment to practice full-time at a facility located at a certified Service Obligation Site (SOS), the District will provide loan repayment benefits of up to $143,137 over four years for MD/DO and DDS providers and $78,724 for all other eligible providers. Rates for repayment are as follows: 18% of the total eligible debt in year one, 26% in year two, and 28% each in years three and four.”
Both participants and sites must complete applications to participate in the HPLRP. Applications for sites are accepted on a rolling basis, but all sites must recertify for the Program at the start of each fiscal year (October).
Provider applications are accepted during two application cycles: one in the early fall and one in the early spring. The application review process takes approximately 60 days, and awards are made based on program requirements and availability of funds.
- Original Legislation [PDF]
- Amended Legislation [PDF]
- Certified Site Listing [PDF]
- 2015 DC Health Professional Loan Repayment Guidelines [PDF]
- HPLRP Application Section I - Applicant Profile
- HPLRP Application Section II - Applicant Recommendation
- HPLRP Application Section III - Loan Information
Information for Sites
Information for Current Participants