PhD/PsyD Loan Forgiveness while working in University Counseling

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    I'm working in a university counseling center at a large state university in a rural area and am enrolled in the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program. This is going to help me pay off my federal loans but I have a few private loans from undergrad that did not qualify. I am looking to see if there are other programs I may qualify for that are good for private loans. Any suggestions or help would be greatly appreciated!
     

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      In a rural area, you could see if you qualify for NHSC loan repayment, which I believe can be used for private loans (assuming they were spent on qualified expenses, I think).

      That's the only one that immediately springs to mind. NIH also offers loan repayment programs, but I believe those are for primary/entirely research positions.
       
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        In a rural area, you could see if you qualify for NHSC loan repayment, which I believe can be used for private loans (assuming they were spent on qualified expenses, I think).

        That's the only one that immediately springs to mind. NIH also offers loan repayment programs, but I believe those are for primary/entirely research positions.
        NHSC requires that the funds go to eligible loans. I am not sure if that includes private loans or not since I didn't have any.
         

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          NHSC requires that the funds go to eligible loans. I am not sure if that includes private loans or not since I didn't have any.

          I think it does, so long as they were spent entirely on qualifying expenses. I'd have to double-check that, though.
           
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