NIH Loan Repayment Programs

The NIH offers Loan Repayment Programs (LRPs) which may pay up to $35,000 of your qualified student loan debt per year for individuals conducting research in one of the five categories list below:



General eligibility requirements are as follows:

  • You must be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or permanent resident of the U.S.
  • You must have a health professional doctoral degree (MD, PhD, PharmD, PsyD, DO, DDS, DMD, DPM, DC, ND, OD, DVM, or equivalent doctoral degree) from an accredited institution
  • You must have total qualified educational debt equal to or in excess of 20 percent of your institutional base salary at the time of award
  • You must engage in qualified research that represents 50 percent of your level of effort.
  • For complete details on eligibility, please review NIH Division of Loan Repayment Eligibility of Individuals



The NIH provides information to assist you with the application process:


For complete information about this program, visit the NIH Division of Loan Repayment website.

For questions, email Heather Kozik or call Heather at 414-955-4877 in the Department of Faculty Affairs.


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