News Human services student loan repayment program to reopen with income limitations removed

The Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS) has made important updates to the MA Repay: Human Service and Home Health Worker Student Loan Repayment Program and will reopen registration tomorrow, February 14.

1. Applicants are now eligible to apply regardless of income level

Prior to February 5, 2024, only applicants who earned less than 50% of their area median income (AMI) were eligible to apply. On February 5, 2024, EOHHS paused application registration to remove the income threshold as an eligibility requirement. Applicants who earn less than 50% of their AMI will still be granted preferential scoring, along several other criteria for granting preference to applicants, if the number of individuals eligible for loan repayments exceeds the available funding. The list of criteria is available in question 32 of the common questions document, which will include up-to-date information when the application is relaunched on Wednesday.

2. Applications will close at 11:59 PM EST on March 13 or once the award amounts requested by applicants reach approximately twice the available award funding for this program, whichever comes first. 

Individuals who submitted their applications prior to February 14 will not need to resubmit their applications. If individuals registered (and received a unique application link) prior to February 5, but have not started or finished their applications, they may complete and submit their applications using their unique application link.

Please see this factsheet about revised program guidelines or this flyer with eligibility details for more information.

Any questions about the loan repayment program or eligibility should be directed to the MA Repay Program using this online contact form.

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