We need great mental health professionals in West Virginia. If you’re practicing in an underserved area, apply for help repaying your student loans.

The purpose of this program is to provide an incentive for practicing mental health professionals to deliver therapy or counseling services in underserved areas of West Virginia. Applicants must certify that they possess educational debt in an amount equal to or exceeding $10,000.

They must be a graduate of an accredited program and be licensed in a mental health field. Successful applicants will be employed full-time or part-time in an underserved area in West Virginia, providing individual and group counseling or therapy for a majority of their practice.

For more details on eligibility, service obligation, and qualifying practice sites, see Mental Health Loan Repayment Program Application Guidance.

How to Apply

Submission Deadlines

Application now open. Submission deadline JUNE 15, 2024.

Contact Information

Michelle Ruppert M.A.
Health Sciences Program Administrator
Health Sciences Service Program
West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission
2001 Union Carbide Drive
South Charleston, WV  25303

Phone: (304) 558-0530
Fax: (304) 712-9343
E-mail: BehavioralHealth@wvhepc.edu