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?
Physician assistants, nurse practitioners, or registered nurses
Certified nurse midwife
Certified registered nurse anesthetist
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
$250,000 for 6 years full-time service
You must be:
A U.S. citizen, national, or permanent resident
Fully licensed, credentialed in an eligible discipline or a registered SUD professional