Financial Aid

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For specific financial aid information regarding the dental school, please visit School of Dental Medicine Financial Aid


Student Financial Assistance

TTUHSC El Paso has received significant support from community foundations; through this support scholarships and aid will be made available through need-based grants, scholarships, loans and Veteran’s benefits for students in the Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) program.

Need-based aid may be comprised of funds from various sources including the institution, state or outside organizations. Loan awards may consist of Federal Direct (PLUS and Unsubsidized) as well as private loans. To be considered for need-based aid grant/scholarship or Federal Direct loans, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Veteran benefits include the various educational GI-bills and the Hazelwood Act. This act is a State of Texas benefit that provides qualified Veterans, spouses, and dependent children with an education benefit of up to 150 hours of tuition exemption.

The purpose of the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Students to Service Loan Repayment Program (S2S LRP) is to enter into contracts with students while in their last year of medical or dental school, to provide loan repayment assistance in return for a commitment to provide primary health services in eligible communities of need designated as health professional shortage areas.

This loan repayment service will repay up to $40,000 for qualified health profession education loans in exchange for a two-year service commitment to practice in health facilities serving American Indian and Alaska Native communities for an initial two-year commitment. Opportunities are based on Indian health program facilities with the greatest staffing needs in specific health profession disciplines.

There are eight NIH Loan Repayment Programs, five for researchers not employed by NIH (Extramural) and three for researchers employed by NIH (Intramural). Of particular interest to TTUHSC El Paso students, one of the NIH programs focuses on Health Disparity Research, Minority Health Disparities, and Minority Health Conditions.

For extramural programs, the loan repayment program is for two years. Repayments for a new award are calculated using the eligible educational debt at the contract start date. The repayment amount is equal to one-quarter of the total eligible educational debt, up to $35,000, for each year of the award. To receive the maximum amount of $70,000 for a two-year award, an applicant must have at least $140,000 in eligible educational debt at the contract start date.

For intramural programs such as the competitive General Research LRP, the repayment amount is equal to one-quarter of the eligible educational debt, up to $35,000, per year. To receive the maximum repayment of $105,000 for the three-year new award from the General Research LRP, an applicant must have at least $140,000 in eligible educational debt at the contract start date.

The Army, Navy and Air Force offer Active Duty and Health Professions loan repayment programs up $40,000 per year for up to three years of loan repayments. These programs are combined with additional bonuses and benefits.

Army: Active Duty Health Profession Loan Repayment Program (ADHPLRP)

Army: Healthcare Professionals Loan Repayment Program (HPLR)

Navy: Health Professions Loan Repayment Program (HPLRP)

Air Force: Air Force Active Duty Health Professions Repayment Program (ADHPLRP)

Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP) ( and Student Loan Repayment Program (SLRP) are made available for totals up to a lifetime maximum of $60,000 to help repay student loans (

Commissioned Corps

Similar to the U.S. Armed Services loan repayment programs, the USPHS works in coordination with certain Federal agencies to offer loan repayment and other educational and family support programs. Offers may include up to $75,000 in signing bonuses for newly commissioned dentists with a four-year agreement. In addition, commissioned corps officers may have access to the educational benefits provided in the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill®.