The Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP) authorizes VA to provide student loan reduction payments to employees with qualifying loans who are in health care positions providing direct patient care services such as physicians, dentists, nurses, respiratory therapists, diagnostic radiologic technologists, pharmacists, psychologists, and others.
The loan must be for the health professional’s education that qualified the applicant for a specific position. EDRP is a recruitment and retention incentive and is only offered or approved for certain positions. Each VHA facility determines which positions are hard to recruit and retain and when the facility will offer EDRP for these positions.
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Last updated January 2, 2014