Health Professions

The Health Professions Loan is designed specifically for students in a variety of health professions programs at various stages including training and residency programs.

Some advantages of the TERI guaranteed Health Professions Loan

  • Competitive interest rates
  • Preliminary approval in as few as 15 minutes when applying by Web or phone
  • Funding in as few as 5 days from receipt of completed application
  • Convenient, no hassle application process
  • No application fees or other out-of-pocket fees

Approved Disciplines

Undergraduate and graduate students in the following disciplines may apply:

  • Allopathic Medicine
  • Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Cellular and Molecular Pathogenesis and Cancer
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Dentistry
  • Neurobiology
  • Neuropharmacology
  • Nurse Anesthetist
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Nursing (Registered)
  • Nutrition
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Optometry
  • Osteopathic Medicine
  • Pharmacy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physician’s Assistant
  • Podiatry
  • Public Health
  • Vascular Biology
  • Veterinary Medicine

For Accelerated programs

The Health Professions Loan offers seamless borrowing for students enrolled in accelerated graduate degree programs. Students enrolled in a TERI-approved Doctor of Pharmacy, Masters of Physicians Assistant and Masters of Physical Therapy program can borrow on a credit-worthy or credit-ready basis throughout their education.


Medical school students may request an additional deferment after graduation for up to four years while completing an internship or residency (subject to the program maximum of 10 years).