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HRSA Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Recovery Loan Repayment Program (STAR LRP)

The Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Recovery Loan Repayment Program (STAR LRP) provides loan repayment for individuals working in either a full-time substance use disorder (SUD) treatment job that involves direct patient care in a county/municipality where the average drug overdose death rate exceeds the most current national average or a Mental Health Professional Shortage Area.

There's a need for SUD treatment healthcare workers across the U.S.

The STAR LRP supports treatment teams, complements other SUD loan repayment programs, and expands the eligible pool of disciplines and treatment facilities.

Who Is Eligible?

  • Physicians
  • Physician assistants, nurse practitioners, or registered nurses
  • Certified nurse midwife
  • Certified registered nurse anesthetist
  • Pharmacists
  • Health service psychologist
  • Licensed clinical social worker
  • Psychiatric nurse specialist
  • Marriage and family therapist
  • Licensed professional counselor
  • Substance use disorder counselors
  • Psychology doctoral interns
  • Clinical support staff
  • Behavioral health paraprofessionals

Award Amounts

  • $250,000 for 6 years full-time service

Eligibility Requirements

You must be:

  • A U.S. citizen, national, or permanent resident
  • Fully licensed, credentialed in an eligible discipline or a registered SUD professional
  • A full-time employee at a STAR LRP-approved facility

View full loan repayment program details