Program Overview

The Health Care Workforce Financial Assistance Program (HCWFAP) provides educational loan repayment assistance to healthcare professionals who locate or continue to practice in underserved areas. 

Participation in the program requires sites to be located inside of a Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA). Please see the following website to determine if your site meets this requirement, HPSA Find. Thanks to the Utah State Legislature, the Health Care Workforce Financial Assistance Program received an ongoing appropriation beginning in SFY 22. Additionally, the approved site must provide a 20% match to the provider’s award. Our office is now accepting applications and new awards are expected to be made after July 1, 2021

Program Statute and Rule


Provider and Site Application

Provider Application

Site Application

Progress Report and Forms

Additional Information

Are student Loan Repayments taxable? No. Student loan repayments made to you are tax free according to the IRS publication 970 page 38 which can also be found online at IRS Publication 970.

View Map of HCWFAP by County


Workforce Development Specialist 

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