PSEP Application Information by State/Territory

Details to aid your PSEP process

Each of the 11 Western states and territories that support PSEP participation has distinct healthcare fields eligible for the program, terms of eligibility, and a designated liaison to contact with questions. Refer to the table below to view state /territory PSEP application details. 

If you still have questions:

Fields Supported:

Dentistry, Occupational Therapy, Optometry, Pharmacy, Physician Assistant, Physical Therapy, Podiatry

Special Terms:

The Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education administers PSEP as a loan program funded by the Alaska Student Loan Corporation (ASLC). Because the PSEP support is not a grant, Alaska students must repay 100% of their PSEP funds upon program completion. Payback through service is not accepted as reimbursement.

Contact Info & Application:

Alaska PSEP application and details

WICHE Alaska PSEP Office
907.465.6685
Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education
PO Box 110505
Juneau, AK 99811-0505

Deadline:

Oct. 15 the year prior to enrollment; late applications accepted but they will receive secondary consideration.

Fields Supported:

Dentistry, Optometry, Osteopathic Medicine, Podiatry, Veterinary Medicine

Special Terms:

Graduates must return to practice in their home state; see application for details.

Contact Info & Application:

Arizona PSEP Office
602.229.2563 or 602.229.2500

Arizona PSEP Application and Details

Arizona Board of Regents
2700 North Central Ave., Suite 850
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Deadline:

Oct. 15 the year prior to enrollment; late applications accepted but they will receive secondary consideration. Veterinary medicine applicants encouraged to apply by Sept. 1.

Fields Supported:

Dentistry, Medicine (Allopathic), Occupational Therapy, Osteopathic Medicine, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant, and Veterinary Medicine

Special Terms:

Graduates must return to practice in their home state; check application for details.

Contact Info & Application:

CNMI PSEP Office
670.664.4752

CNMI PSEP Application and Details

CNMI Scholarship Office
Caller Box 10000
Saipan, MP 96950

Deadline:

Oct. 15 the year prior to enrollment; late applications accepted but they will receive secondary consideration. Veterinary medicine applicants encouraged to apply by Sept. 1.

Fields Supported:

Optometry

Special Terms:

Graduates must return to practice in their home state; check application for details.

Contact Info & Application:

Colorado PSEP Office
303.996.1320

Colorado PSEP Application and Details

Colorado Department of Higher Education
1600 Broadway, Suite 2200
Denver, CO 80202

Deadline:

Oct. 15 the year prior to enrollment; late applications accepted but they will receive secondary consideration.

Fields Supported:

Dentistry, Occupational Therapy, Optometry, Physical Therapy, Veterinary Medicine

Special Terms:

Graduates must return to practice in their home state; check application for details.

Contact Info & Application:

Hawaii PSEP Office
808.956.6625

Hawaii PSEP Application and Details

University of Hawaii
Bachman Annex 9-6
2444 Dole Street
Honolulu, HI 96822

Deadline:

Oct. 15 the year prior to enrollment; late applications accepted but they will receive secondary consideration. Veterinary medicine applicants encouraged to apply by Sept. 1.

Fields Supported:

Dentistry, Medicine (Allopathic), Occupational Therapy, Optometry, Osteopathic Medicine, Podiatry, Veterinary Medicine

Special Terms:

n/a

Contact Info & Application:

Montana PSEP Office
406.449.9153

Montana PSEP Application and Details

Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education
Montana University System
560 N. Park Avenue
PO Box 203201
Helena, MT 59620-3201

Deadline:

For veterinary medicine: Sept. 1 the year prior to enrollment; for other fields, Oct. 15. Late applications accepted but they will receive secondary consideration.

Fields Supported:

Pharmacy (tentative)

Due to severe state revenue shortfalls from the pandemic, the State of Nevada is not accepting any new PSEP applications, including veterinary medicine, for the 2021-2022 academic year.  Funding for other health care fields may be available through its Health Profession Education Program later in the year. Check the Nevada website for updates.

Special Terms:

Graduates must return to practice in their home state. Returning graduates must reimburse 25% of support fee and some interest; non-returning graduates owe 100% of support fee, plus penalties. Check application for full details.

Contact Info & Application:

Nevada PSEP Office
775.687.0991

Nevada PSEP Application and Details

Nevada WICHE
Governor’s Office of the Western Regional Higher Education Compact
100 N. Stewart, Suite 220
Carson City, NV 89701

Deadline:

Oct. 15 the year prior to enrollment. Late applications accepted but they will receive secondary consideration.

Fields Supported:

Dentistry, Optometry, Veterinary Medicine

Special Terms:

Graduates must return to practice in their home state; check application for details.

Contact Info & Application:

New Mexico PSEP Office
505.476.8412

New Mexico PSEP Application and Details

WICHE Student Exchange Program
New Mexico Higher Education Department
2044 Galisteo Street, Suite 4
Santa Fe, NM 87505-2100

Deadline:

Oct. 15 the year prior to enrollment; veterinary medicine applicants encouraged to apply by Sept. 1.

Fields Supported:

Dentistry, Optometry, Veterinary Medicine

Special Terms:

Graduates enrolling June 2020 and later must return to practice in their home state; check application for details.

Contact Info & Application:

North Dakota PSEP Office
701.328.2906

North Dakota PSEP Application and Details

North Dakota University System
State Capitol Building
Judicial Wing 1st Floor, Room 103
600 East Boulevard Ave., Dept. 21
Bismarck, ND 58505-0602

Deadline:

Oct. 15 the year prior to enrollment; veterinary medicine applicants encouraged to apply by Sept. 1.

Fields Supported:

Optometry, Podiatry

Special Terms:

n/a

Contact Info & Application:

Utah PSEP Office
801.321.7104

Utah PSEP Application and Details

Utah System of Higher Education
The Gateway Center, 60 South 400 West
Salt Lake City, UT 84180-1284

Deadline:

Oct. 15 the year prior to enrollment; late applications accepted but they will receive secondary consideration.

Fields Supported:

Dentistry, Medicine (Allopathic), Occupational Therapy, Optometry, Osteopathic Medicine, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant, Podiatry, Veterinary Medicine

Special Terms:

Graduates must return to practice in their home state (veterinary medicine excepted); check application for details.

Contact Info & Application:

Wyoming PSEP Office
307.766.3499

Wyoming PSEP Application and Details

University of Wyoming
1000 E. University Ave., Dept. 3432
Laramie, WY 82071

Deadline:

Oct. 15 the year prior to enrollment; veterinary medicine applicants encouraged to apply by Sept. 1. Late applications accepted but they will receive secondary consideration.