Loan Forgiveness & Repayment
National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program - Offers fully trained, licensed clinical social workers $50,000 to repay student loans in exchange for two years serving in an approved community-based site in a high-need Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA). Many states also have loan repayment programs (SLRPs), easily found online, such as:
Public Service Loan Forgiveness - For students who pursue public service careers and have high debt, but not high income; generally available to anyone who works in a non-profit organization. See the Resources section PDFs for more information.
Equal Justice Works - Resource page for student debt relief.
Indian Health Services (IHS) Loan Repayment Program - Clinical social workers employed by the IHS are eligible to apply for the IHS Loan Repayment Program.
Army National Guard Loan Repayment Program for Clinical Social Workers - The Army National Guard is a part-time service that requires one week-end a month and 15 days of annual training each year from October to October and has a flexible training program that can fit individuals' schedules.
Mapping Your Future - Understanding loan cancellation, forgiveness, and discharge.