Get Ready to Apply to the STAR LRP
The Substance User Disorder Treatment and Recovery Loan Repayment Program (STAR LRP) will be accepting applications for 2022 soon.
The best ways to get ready are:
- Sign up for email updates to get notified as soon as the application period opens.
- Read the STAR LRP Application Checklist (PDF - 431 KB).
New to STAR LRP Service?
Watch the webinar recording: STAR LRP - Welcome to Service. It provides a helpful overview of your service requirements and addresses many FAQs about the program, including:
- Primary requirements of the STAR LRP service contract
- How to receive credit for service and report vacations or sick leave
- Additional resources to help you complete your term of service successfully
Why should I apply?
We offer up to $250,000 in loan repayment.
What do you expect from me in return?
If you receive an award, you must work full-time for six years in a STAR LRP-approved facility.
Am I eligible?
Review our STAR LRP requirements.
You must be:
- A United States citizen, national, or permanent resident;
- Fully licensed, credentialed in an eligible discipline or a registered SUD professional; and
- A full-time employee at a STAR LRP-approved facility.
Is my discipline eligible?
Review our list of eligible disciplines and specialties to see if you qualify.
How do I apply?
Make sure the application cycle is open. If it is, do these two things:
- Read the Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Recovery LRP (STAR LRP) Application and Program Guidance (APG) (PDF - 488 KB).
- Submit your application through the Customer Service Portal.
You must be working in a full-time SUD job.
- Physician - Allopathic (MD) or Osteopathic (DO)
- Addiction Medicine
- Family Medicine
- General Internal Medicine
- General Pediatrics
- Physician Assistant (PA), Nurse Practitioner (NP) or Registered Nurse (RN)
- Women’s Health
- Mental Health & Psychiatry
- Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM)
- Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
- Pharmacists (PHARM)
- Health Service Psychologist (HSP)
- Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
- Psychiatric Nurse Specialist (PNS)
- Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT)
- Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
- Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Counselors
- Psychology Doctoral Interns
Clinical Support Staff
- Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS)
- Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
- Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
- Licensed Occupational Therapists
- Medical Assistants
Behavioral Health Paraprofessionals
- Community Health Workers
- Peer Recovery Specialists
- Case Managers
- Health Navigators
How can I receive funding priority?
We have two-tiers for award funding priority. First, you must be an eligible clinician.
You work at a STAR LRP-approved facility. The facility is in a county where the drug overdose death rate for the past three years is higher than the most recent national average.
You work at STAR LRP-approved facility. That facility is in a Mental Health Professional Shortage Area (MHPSA).
Which factors do you use to rank me?
We rank you in your respective tiers using these factors:
- Outstanding debt-to-income ratio
- Employment start date
Why is the STAR LRP important?
There’s a need for SUD treatment health care workers across the U.S.
The STAR LRP:
- Supports treatment teams;
- Complements other SUD loan repayment programs;
- Expands the eligible pool of disciplines and treatment facilities.
Review the STAR LRP Fact Sheet (PDF - 189 KB)
Compare our loan repayment programs (PDF - 2 MB) and find your best fit.
How to contact us
Call: 1-800-221-9393 | TTY: 1-877-897-9910
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