NIH Repays Your Student Loans
An in-depth overview of the NIH's Loan Repayment Programs
Ericka Boone, Ph.D.
Director, Division of Loan Repayment
National Institutes of Health
An in-depth overview of the NIH Loan Repayment Program from the Division of Loan Repayment Director, Dr. Erika Boone. The NIH Loan Repayment Programs (LRPs) are a set of programs established by Congress designed to recruit and retain highly qualified health professionals into biomedical or biobehavioral research centers. The NIH LRPs pay up to $35,000 annually of qualified educational debt in return for a commitment to engage in NIH mission-relevant research. Applicants must hold an M.D., Ph.D., Psy.D., Pharm.D, D.O., D.D.S., D.M.D. D.P.M, D.C., N.D., O.D., D.V.M, or equivalent doctoral-level degree (except for the Contraception & Infertility Research LRP). The NIH LRPs will accept applications from September 1-November 15.
For more information, visit the NIH LRP website at http://www.lrp.nih.gov
- Overview and Description of LRPs
- Eligibility and Qualifying Loans
- Timeline, Important Application Tips
- Program Success Rates
- Wrap Up and Resources