Unfortunately, there are not many South Dakota student loan forgiveness programs. The good news is, though, that for those that qualify for the one opportunity provided, the forgiveness amount is large and can cover a solid portion of a student’s debt. Remember, when reading the details on this one of South Dakota’s Loan Forgiveness Program that students in the state are also eligible for federal loan forgiveness as well. Be sure to pursue all avenues when looking to pay back your educational debt. For more general information on student loan forgiveness, check out our complete guide here!
Dental Loan Forgiveness Program
One professional deficit area in the state of South Dakota is in the dental field. The Delta Dental Loan Repayment for Service Program was developed by the state to fill-in this gap. Worth up to one-hundred thousand dollars, the Delta Dental Loan Repayment for Service Program offers a very lucrative opportunity for those in the field and serving professionally in South Dakota to drastically reduce the amount of debt that they owe on your education.
Those that wish to apply must meet the following:
- Must make an agreement to provide dental care to those that are underserved
- Must accept Medicaid and Medicare patients, at least a portion of the time
- Must serve in an underserved population
- May substitute actually seeing patients from a socioeconomically depressed area with work on what is called the Delta Mobile Dental Program
Author: Jeff Gitlen
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