Michigan State Loan Repayment Program Overview
Thank you for your interest in the Michigan State Loan Repayment Program (MSLRP). MSLRP helps employers recruit and retain primary medical, dental, and mental healthcare providers by providing loan repayment to those entering into MSLRP service obligations. MSLRP service obligations require participants to provide full-time primary healthcare services in Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) at not-for-profit health clinics for two years. MSLRP will assist those selected by providing up to $200,000 in tax-free funds to repay their educational debt over a period of up to eight years. Participants will enter into consecutive two-year MSLRP service obligations requiring them to remain employed for a minimum of 40 hours per week for no less than 45 weeks per year at eligible nonprofit practice sites providing primary healthcare services to ambulatory populations. MSLRP loan repayment agreements are funded by a federal/state/local partnership. Federal funds are awarded by the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). State funds are appropriated by the Michigan Legislature, and local funds come from employer contributions toward their employees' loan repayment agreements. Please see the 2015-2017 MSLRP Report for the most up-to-date information on program outcomes.
The material on this website will give you an understanding of MSLRP sufficient to determine whether you are eligible, how to apply, and the amount of MSLRP payment you may receive if awarded an agreement.
Please review the MSLRP Opportunity Update for information on current or upcoming application periods, including recent program changes. Then, carefully study the remainder of the information to learn about program requirements, eligible provider types, loan repayment amounts, selection criteria, and application requirements.
If you have questions regarding the program, please contact Brittany Brookshire at BrookshireB1@michigan.gov or (517) 284-4986.