The Indian Health Service (IHS) Loan Repayment Program (LRP) offers health professionals like you the opportunity to pay off your qualified student loans while
assisting the IHS in meeting the staffing needs of Indian health programs. The LRP awards loan repayment to health professionals practicing in specific health
profession disciplines in exchange for an initial two-year service commitment working in health facilities serving American Indian and Alaska Native communities.
Opportunities are based on staffing needs and the availability of funds. Distribution of LRP awards are based on a ranking system created to address these needs.
Our system identifies hiring priorities for those Indian health program facilities with the greatest staffing needs in specific health profession disciplines.