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Loan Forgiveness and Repayment Options

Kansas Bridging Plan - Loan Forgiveness

The Kansas Bridging Plan (KBP) is a loan forgiveness program for primary care and psychiatry residents created to encourage physicians to practice in Kansas upon completion of residency training.

Each year the State of Kansas funds up to 13 slots for primary care and 3 slots for psychiatry. Matching funds from the State and a health care organization provide a combined financial incentive of at least $25,000 in exchange for a 36-month commitment to practice in an eligible Kansas county. Learn more about the Kansas Bridging Plan.

National Health Service Corps - Loan Repayment

The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Loan Repayment Program provides $50,000, tax-free, to primary care medical, dental, and mental health clinicians in exchange for two years of service at an approved site in a Health Professional Shortage Area with an HPSA score of 14 or above. Providers with two years of service at an approved site in a Health Professional Shortage Area with an HPSA score of 13 or less can receive up to $30,000. Upon completion of the service commitment, clinicians may be eligible to apply for (NHSC) additional support for extended service.

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Kansas State Loan Repayment Program - Loan Repayment

The Primary Care Office in the Bureau of Local and Rural Health receives funding from the federal Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) through the National Health Service Corps to administer the Kansas State Loan Repayment Program (SLRP). The program provides loan repayment assistance to health professionals with qualifying educational loans.

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Community Stipend Programs in Kansas - Monthly Stipend

The Community Stipend Program provides a monthly stipend amount to resident physicians during residency and is typically tied to a practice commitment equal to the number of months the stipend was received by the provider. For more information, contact the Kansas Recruitment and Retention Center at

Additional Student Repayment and Scholarship Information may be found at the following links:

Community Engagement

University of Kansas Medical Center
Rural Health Education & Services
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS 66160
Phone: 316-293-2649