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Determine Your Eligibility and Apply for a Continuation Contract

With a Continuation Contract, you can extend your service by one year in exchange for an additional loan repayment award.

You must be an eligible, current National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program (NHSC LRP) or NHSC Students to Service Loan Repayment Program (S2S LRP) participant.

When do I apply?

Review the chart for your cycle dates. We'll also email you and your site once the application cycle opens.

Contract End Dates Between Application Cycle Start and End Dates
April 1, 2024 – July 31, 2024 January 23, 2024 - February 27, 2024
August 1, 2024 – September 29, 2024 April 19, 2024 – May 24, 2024

How do I apply?

  • Login to the BHW Customer Service Portal.
  • Select Apply for a Continuation Contract under the "I Need To..." section.
  • Obtain proof of payment history showing that you applied all previous NHSC LRP award funds to reduce your qualifying educational loan(s). 

    Special note: If all loans are paid in full as a result of an individual receiving loan forgiveness under a program such as the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program after they have been awarded (contract start date), awardees are still obligated to serve the full length of their NHSC service obligation.

Your payment history must include:

  • Lender’s name
  • Account holder’s name
  • Account number
  • Date of payment(s) within your current service obligation
  • Amount of payment(s)

Determine your eligibility and review program requirements:

What are the FY 2024 award amounts?

FY 2024 Continuation Contract base award amounts for the NHSC (LRP and S2S LRP).

Full-Time Half-Time
$20,000 $10,000
  1. Full-Time Clinical Practice
    • No less than 40 hours per week
    • A minimum of 45 weeks a year
  2. Half-Time Clinical Practice
    • A minimum of 20 hours per week (not to exceed 39 hours per week)
    • A minimum of 45 weeks per year

NHSC Loan Repayment Program

You may be eligible to continue with the loan repayment program beyond the initial contract, one year at a time, and pay off all qualifying educational loans.

The Continuation Contract application process is the same as the NHSC LRP.

NHSC Students to Service Loan Repayment Program

Once you complete the initial three-year service contract, you may be eligible to apply for additional loan repayment funds.

This allows you to pay any remaining qualifying educational loans through one-year continuation service contracts.

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