Loan Forgiveness programs offer the student money to be paid toward their student loan debt in exchange for a service commitment. The student generally has to be willing to provide the service within the terms specified by the program sponsor. Such as, a minimum 1 year of service or the service must be provided in an under privileged area. Loan forgiveness programs help to stimulate interest in areas that may be lacking in services or qualified practitioners. There are many institutions that offer loan forgiveness programs, most common are sponsored by states or the federal government.
For more information on who offers Loan Forgiveness programs and how to take advantage of them, visit the following links.
The AAMC has a searchable database of loan forgiveness programs offered by each state complete with eligibility details and contact information.
Sponsored by the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Offers several loan forgiveness programs in exchange for research projects.
The Federal Health Programs for American Indians and Alaskan Natives sponsored by the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services. Offers loan forgiveness to students willing to commit to providing primary care in an IHS facility or approved Indian health program.