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Student Loan Programs Authorized by the Public Health Service Act: An Overview [March 16, 2021]   [open pdf - 1MB]

From the Document: "The Public Health Service Act (PHSA, 42 U.S.C. §§201 et. seq.) authorizes five student loan programs administered by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA): (1) Health Professions Student Loans, (2) Loans for Disadvantaged Students, (3) Primary Care Loans, (4) Nursing Student Loans, and the (5) Nurse Faculty Loan Program. [...] This report describes PHSA student loan programs, including borrower eligibility requirements, loan terms and conditions, and administrative rules. It also briefly describes the Health Education Assistance Loan (HEAL) program, a related student loan program authorized under the PHSA that was previously administered by HRSA and is now administered by ED [Department of Education]. The report concludes with a table comparing these programs by borrower type, repayment terms, the number of participating schools, and the number and financial amount of outstanding loans."

Report Number:
CRS Report for Congress, R46720
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Date:
2021-03-16
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Public Domain
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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pdf
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