Kansas State Loan Repayment Program (SLRP)

Important Documents for Review

Please read the following documents in their entirety before submitting questions or an application to the SLRP:

These documents explain in detail, the rights and commitments of health care professionals selected to participate in the SLRP. A complete understanding of the commitment to serve at an approved practice site and the financial, legal and other consequences of failing to perform that commitment is critical to successful completion of the mandatory service commitment and other requirements associated with an SLRP Award.

Purpose of Funds

The SLRP funds are to be used as an annual one-time lump sum payment toward eligible student loans and do not replace regularly scheduled payments.

Key Dates to Remember

Quarterly Application Schedule

The application cycle is open year-round:

  • 1st Quarter- July, August, and September
    • For applications received between June 16 and September 15, contracts for approved applicants start October 1
  • 2nd Quarter- October, November, and December
    • For applications received between Septrmber 16 and December 15, contracts for approved applicants start January 1
  • 3rd Quarter- January, February, and March
    • For applications received between December 16 and March 15, contracts for approved applicants start April 1
  • 4th Quarter- April, May, and June
    • For applications received between March 16 and June 15, contracts for approved applicants start July 1

Contract Award Notification

All applicants will be notified in writing of the final SLRP award status.

Contract Period

Contracts begin on a quarterly basis.

Contract Continuations

Continuations may be awarded in one-year increments for up to three additional years of service.

Contract Reports

  • Within 30 days of receipt of funds by Practice Site: The Practice Site will disburse total funds received to the Health Care Professional or pay total funds directly to loan holder(s)
  • Within 90 days of receipt of funds by Practice Site: The Health Care Professional will pay the full amount of funds to the lender(s)
  • Within 120 days of receipt of funds by Practice Site: The Health Care Professional will submit to KDHE the Health Care Professional Loan Payment Verification form
  • At the end of each Contract year: The Practice Site will submit to KDHE the Health Care Professional Employment Verification form

Eligible Health Care Professions & SLRP Award Amounts

Title PrefixHealth Care ProfessionalDisciplineYear 1 (Initial Service)Year 2 (Initial Service)Year 3 (Continuation)Year 4 (Continuation)Year 5 (Continuation)
MDAllopathic MedicinePrimary Care/Mental HealthUp to $25,000Up to $25,000$20,000$15,000$10,000
DOOsteopathic MedicinePrimary Care/Mental HealthUp to $25,000Up to $25,000$20,000$15,000$10,000
DDSDental SurgeryDental HealthUp to $25,000Up to $25,000$20,000$15,000$10,000
DMDDental MedicineDental HealthUp to $25,000Up to $25,000$20,000$15,000$10,000
APRN/NPNurse PractitionerPrimary CareUp to $20,000Up to $20,000$15,000$10,000$5,000
PAPhysician AssistantPrimary CareUp to $20,000Up to $20,000$15,000$10,000$5,000
CNMCertified Nurse MidwifePrimary CareUp to $20,000Up to $20,000$15,000$10,000$5,000
RDHRegistered Dental HygienistDental HealthUp to $20,000Up to $20,000$15,000$10,000$5,000
APRN/NPNurse Practitioner - Mental HealthMental HealthUp to $20,000Up to $20,000$15,000$10,000$5,000
PAPhysician Assistant - Mental HealthMental HealthUp to $20,000Up to $20,000$15,000$10,000$5,000
HSPHealth Service PsychologistMental HealthUp to $20,000Up to $20,000$15,000$10,000$5,000
LCSWLicensed Clinical Social WorkerMental HealthUp to $20,000Up to $20,000$15,000$10,000$5,000
LMAC*Licensed Masters Addiction CounselorMental HealthUp to $20,000Up to $20,000$15,000$10,000$5,000
LPCLicensed Professional CounselorMental HealthUp to $20,000Up to $20,000$15,000$10,000$5,000
MFTMarriage and Family TherapistMental HealthUp to $20,000Up to $20,000$15,000$10,000$5,000
PNSPsychiatric Nurse SpecialistMental HealthUp to $20,000Up to $20,000$15,000$10,000$5,000


*Due to the growing substance abuse crisis, specifically opioid abuse, the NHSC and the SLRP have added Licensed Masters Addiction Counselors (LMAC) to the list of eligible behavioral and mental health care professionals.

Eligible Health Care Practice Sites

Qualifying practice sites must be a non-profit or public health care practice site meeting Kansas SLRP eligibility requirements. All practice sites must complete the Health Care Practice Site Application (PDF) to be included with the Health Care Professional's application.

Please refer to Overview and Application Guidance (PDF) link for more information.

Applications / Reports

Contact Us

Questions and technical assistance for the Kansas State Loan Repayment Program can be emailed to the Office of Primary Care and Rural Health.