Debt Relief Programs

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Financial aid opportunities do not end at graduation.

To supplement the generous financial aid that alumni provide to current students, HMS has established—through an all-Harvard initiative—two programs aimed at alleviating debt after graduation as well.

HMS Loan Repayment Assistance Program

The Harvard Medical School Financial Aid Office is pleased to continue a pilot debt-relief scholarship program targeted to alumni who have just completed their post-graduate medical training (residency/fellowship). This program, called the HMS Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP), has been established as part of the graduate/professional financial aid initiative announced by former Harvard University President Lawrence Summers. LRAP is designed to provide debt-relief scholarships to young alumni with modest incomes and high debt-to-income ratios. Visit the Financial Aid Office website for more information on this program and the application process.

Public Service Initiative

The Harvard Medical School Financial Aid Office is pleased to continue a debt-relief scholarship program targeted to graduating HMS students who have an intention of pursuing careers in public service. Funding for this program is currently available through 2015. The program, called the HMS Public Service Initiative, has been created as part of the graduate/professional Presidential Scholars financial aid initiative established by former President Lawrence H. Summers to make a Harvard education more accessible and affordable for talented students who wish to pursue careers in public service. Visit the Financial Aid Office website for more information on this program and the application process.

AbundanceFound Global Health Loan Forgiveness Program

The Harvard Medical School Financial Aid Office is pleased to continue a pilot debt-relief scholarship program targeted to graduating HMS students who have an intention of pursuing careers in global health delivery.  This program is designed to reduce educational debt through loan forgiveness for students who possess outstanding leadership skills and who have demonstrated intention to pursue a career in global health delivery following residency/fellowship training.  Visit the Financial Aid Office website for more information on this program and the application process.

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