Loan Forgiveness

Loan Forgiveness

Loan Forgiveness Programs

Oregon HB 3261 combines Oregon’s provider incentive programs, including loan repayment and loan forgiveness,  into the Health Care Provider Incentive Program.  The Oregon Health Authority will be holding a public hearing on proposed rules OAR 409-036 on December 18, 2017 at the Human Service Building in Salem. The Authority will be accepting written testimony prior to the hearing date.  You can find details of the hearing and testimony submission here.

Upon adoption of OAR 409-036, the ORH will begin to make information and applications for provider incentive programs available on our website. If you have any question concerning the Health Care Provider Incentive Program please contact us at

What is loan forgiveness?

Loan forgiveness is an incentive for students who receive funding during their education in exchange for a future service obligation. Participants must contract with an eligible site to forgive their loan within 90 days of graduation (or completion of residency).

What is loan repayment?

Loan repayment is an incentive for qualifying clinicians already in the workforce. Providers must be working (or contracted to begin working) for an eligible site before they can apply to receive this funding to repay existing loans in exchange for a service commitment.

Information for Students on Loan Forgiveness Programs

Primary Health Care Loan Forgiveness Program (PCLF)

Scholars for a Healthy Oregon Initiative (SHOI)

Other Loan Forgiveness

Information for Practice Sites on Loan Forgiveness Programs

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