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Follow Six Steps as a New Students to Service Loan Repayment Program Member

Make a smooth transition into the Students to Service Loan Repayment Program (S2S LRP) by taking the following steps:

STEP 1

Activate your Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW) Customer Service Portal account.

  • Review your personal information for accuracy

STEP 2

Save a copy of your FY 2018 S2S LRP Application and Program Guidance (PDF - 604 KB).

It contains information about your award, contract process, requirements while in school and in postgraduate training, and your service commitment.

  • We distribute annual installments of loan repayment funds to you—via direct deposit—on or about August 1 each year.
  • If you are an allopathic physician or doctor of osteopathic medicine, you need to submit your postgraduate training requests by May 1 to receive your first installment.

STEP 3

Watch the FY 2018 Students to Service Loan Repayment Program Welcome Webinar. HRSA Exit Disclaimer

STEP 4

Review the NHSC Welcome Kit in the BHW Customer Service Portal.

  • Includes important documents, including your contract.
  • We assign you an NHSC service team specialist based on the state your school is in.

STEP 5

Review the Postgraduate Training Bulletin (PDF - 408 KB).

STEP 6

Submit the following documents by May 1 via the BHW Customer Service Portal:

  • A postgraduate training request
  • Proof of graduation from your medical school (dated no earlier than April 15)
  • Proof that you passed Step 2/Level 2 of the Licensing Examination
  • Letter of Acceptance to an NHSC-approved primary care postgraduate training program
    • The letter must:
      • Include the date on which your residency will begin.
      • Be on official letterhead.
      • Signed by the residency program director.

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