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 UVM Larner College of Medicine Office of Primary Care and 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.

Important note:  Program eligibility and selection criteria can change annually.  Please refer to the program overview and participant eligibility for this cycle's information.

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

Rebecca T. Dubois, Program Coordinator

ELR Application Closed 2022


Save these PDFs to your computer.

  • To save: open the document.  Go to: File, "Save As"--select the location on your computer
  • Rename the CORE file.  We suggest "2022 application type (e.g. Dental), ELR, your last name, your first initial"
  • Rename the Employer SECTION E file.  We suggest "Section E, your last name, your first initial"

Email Section E to your employer for completion.  Section E can be returned by your employer directly to AHEC by September 9, 2021.  It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that Section E is completed using the fillable PDF (i.e., must be typed), then printed, signed, and mailed to AHEC.

Application Tips:

1.  Use the TAB button to move from field to field.
2.  Save as you complete.  You may return to it later.
3.  Gather and print all of your loan/lender documentation in advance.

Physicians, Nurse Practitioners & Physician Assistants 

HealthFirst private practices benefit from the Vermont Educational Loan Repayment Program (learn more

 Documents: 2022 Application deadline - September 9, 2021

  Nurses (LPNs and RNs)

Documents: 2022 Application deadline - September 9, 2021


Vermont dentists benefit from the Vermont Educational Loan Repayment Program (learn more)

Documents: 2022 Application deadline - September 9, 2021


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.

For a summary overview of various resources click here.


One-time Federal Student Loan Debt Relief | Federal Student Aid *Deadline 12/31/2023*

One-time Federal Student Loan Debt Relief | Federal Student Aid

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 (PSLF).

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: