Physicians in Travis, Williamson, Hays, Bastrop, and Caldwell counties can apply for help paying off their medical school loans through the new St. David's Foundation Central Texas Loan Repayment Program. The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board says the program is designed to recruit and retain qualified physicians, dentists, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners at eligible safety net sites located in those four counties.
To qualify, eligible physicians must agree to provide four years of service at an approved practice site, with the understanding that they will be released from the agreement if grant funding is not continued after the first year of service. The loan repayment awards will be for the amount required to repay their student loans over four years up to $30,000 annually.
Oct. 1 is the application deadline, but the coordinating board says that likely will be pushed back. Applications will be considered on a first-come-first-served basis after the priority deadline.
Email Lesa Moller at the coordinating board if you need more information.
Action, Sept. 17, 2012