Educational Loan Repayment for Health Care Professionals

The Vermont Educational Loan Repayment Program for Health Care Professionals is funded by federal and state funds, and is administered by the Larner College of Medicine Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) Program.

The purpose of this loan repayment program is to respond to the workforce shortage of certain health professionals in Vermont, thereby increasing access to health care for underserved populations and communities. This program aims to contribute to a stabilized workforce at the specific work site (as identified in application materials) and timeframe.

Effective the 2016 cycle, there were a number of program changes due to reduced funding and identified state health care workforce priorities within these funding limitations.

2018 Applications and Deadline: 2018 Educational Loan Repayment (ELR) applications will be available in late July, 2017.  The 2018 ELR application deadline will occur in September, 2017.  Please revisit this page for additional details as we approach 2018 ELR application availability.

For questions related to the Educational Loan Repayment application and program overview, including eligibility, contact:

Rebecca T. Dubois, Program Coordinator

Primary Care and Psychiatry Practitioners


Nurses (LPNs and RNs)




DISCLAIMER: Email is our primary mode of communication for the Educational Loan Repayment Program notifications or requests.  For your information security, we ask that completed forms and documents that contain sensitive personal information are printed and mailed to us via the U.S. Postal Service.  If you receive a suspicious email request from this office, contact us at 802-656-2658 to verify the request prior to responding.  Our office will never ask you to send sensitive information via email. 

Know Your Options

This tool provides information and advice for optimizing how you pay off your student loans based on some basic information about your situation. While we cannot give you advice for your exact situation, we hope it can point you in the right direction and help you learn about some of your options.

If you are employed by a government or not-for-profit organization, you may be able to receive loan forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.

Health Services & Resources Administration (HRSA)

To learn more visit:

National Health Service Corps (NHSC)

The National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program offers the following health providers the opportunity to have their student loans repaid for serving communities in need:

  • Primary care medical
  • Dental
  • Mental and behavioral health

To learn more visit: