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MI Kids Now Loan Repayment Program

MI Kids Now Loan Repayment Program Overview

The MI Kids Now Loan Repayment Program is a medical education debt repayment program focused on incentivizing behavioral health care providers to practice in underserved areas in Michigan. Eligible providers will receive student loan repayment for providing mental health services in eligible nonprofit practice sites or public school-based systems. The program has a two-year service obligation.

This program is available to providers in school-based or community-based settings. Providers must be working on a full-time basis at an approved eligible practice site, and must have one of the following professional titles within the State of Michigan to be eligible:

  • Psychiatrist (MD or DO)
  • Psychiatric Nurse Specialist
  • Psychologist
  • Social Worker (MSW)
  • Professional Counselor
  • Marriage or Family Therapist
  • Board Certified Behavioral Analyst (BCBA)
  • Board Certified Assistant Behavioral Analyst (BCABA)
  • Case Manager
  • Supports Coordinator

The application cycle will begin on July 18, 2022 and will close on July 29, 2022. For instructions on how to apply, please review the MI Kids Now Program Guidance below.

For questions or additional information, please contact Reanna Kathawa at  

IMPORTANT NOTICE: As of 07/25/22, the deadline for the Provider Application Part B has now been EXTENDED. For full details regarding this extension, please review Page 2 of our newly added FAQ Document below.

MKN LRP Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Application INSTRUCTIONS Guide

MI Kids Now Loan Repayment Program Guidance

Provider Application - Part A (For Applicants)

Provider Application - Part B For (For Applicants)

Practice Site Application (For Employers)

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