Physician Assistant Program
Useful Resources for External Loan Repayment Opportunities
Many students finance their physician assistant education through loans. The rigorous and faced-paced nature of the LSUHSC-NO MPAS program curriculum does not allow time for the student to work during the program or take courses part-time. The average PA student will graduate with approximately $100,000 in student debt (this includes debt accumulated prior to PA school).
Please see the list below for external loan repayment opportunities:
- AmeriCorps : This program helps repay education loans in exchange for a year of service in selected areas across the United States.
- Health Professions Scholarship Program - NAVY or AIR FORCE: These programs open slots for loan repayment based on need. Additional information is available at the respective websites.
- Indian Health Service (IHS) : This program seeks to place healthcare professionals, including PAs, in IHS health centers for a minimum of two years.
- National Health Services Corp : This program is for PAs who agree to practice in under-served communities as a primary care provider.
- U.S. Army Program : This three-year loan repayment program is available for those who serve as an Army PA.