01/20/2017 - Registered dietitians nutritionists are included as a priority health profession as part of the loan repayment program for the Indian Health Service during the 2017 health professional educational loan application cycle.
The program offers an average of $46,000 for a two-year contract and $25,000 for a one-year extension for participant. This can be applied to both undergraduate and graduate loans. Loan repayment recipients must serve at an Indian health facility identified as having a staffing need and abide by employment requirements.
The Academy remains committed to expanding opportunities for RDNs in underserved areas, and continues to work with various federal agencies to expand loan repayment programs more broadly across the country.