The Indian Health Service (IHS) currently is accepting applications for its Loan Repayment Program (LRP). This program offers health care professionals, including physical therapists, the opportunity to pay off qualified student loans to meet the staffing needs of Indian health programs. The awards are based on the needs of IHS and the available funding. There is an estimated $20 million available for the program during Fiscal Year 2012 to be awarded to more than 450 individuals.
Applications will be accepted and evaluated monthly beginning February 17 until funds are exhausted. For more information or to apply visit the LRP Web site.
APTA continues its public policy priority to include physical therapists in additional student loan repayment initiatives.