JB Pritzker, Governor, State of Illinois

Who Should Apply

The Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) administers the Community Behavioral Health Care Professional Loan Repayment Program to provide loan repayment assistance to qualified mental health and substance abuse professionals.

The program was designed as incentive for recruitment and retention of those who practice in underserved or rural areas. It seeks to help address the shortage of Illinois community-based behavioral workers that causes disparities in access to critical mental health and substance use services. The amount of the annual award to qualified applicants to repay their student loan debt is based on their position and may be received for up to four years.

Read all the information provided with the online application to learn about this program’s application process (including required documentation and deadlines) and eligibility requirements.