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Apply for a Continuation Contract

With a Continuation Contract, you can extend your National Health Service Corps (NHSC) service by one year in exchange for an additional loan repayment award.

You must be an eligible, current:

  • NHSC Loan Repayment Program participant
  • NHSC Students to Service Loan Repayment Program 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.
  • Show documentation to prove that you used previous NHSC Loan Repayment Program award funds to pay off your qualifying educational loans. For example, get a payment history document that clearly shows you used funds for qualified loans.

    Special note: If another program pays all of your loans (for example, the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program), you will still be obligated to the full NHSC service. This is true even after you receive your NHSC award (contract start date).

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)

See if you are eligible and review program requirements:

What are the FY24 award amounts?

For FY24, the award amounts are:

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

If you have qualifying educational loans, you may be able to continue with the loan repayment program yearly. This way, you can pay off all your loans.

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

NHSC Students to Service Loan Repayment Program

After completing the initial three-year service contract, you may apply for additional loan repayment funds.

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

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