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Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP)

Herbert S. Garten Loan Repayment Assistance Program 

Through the Herbert S. Garten Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP), established in 2005 and funded by a Congressional appropriation, LSC makes a limited number of forgivable loans to attorneys employed by its grantee programs to help repay law school debt. The goals of the LRAP are to help LSC grantee programs recruit and retain highly qualified attorneys, and to promote the development of initiatives that make public interest law a viable career path for law school graduates.

Attorneys who are selected to participate in LSC’s LRAP receive loans of up to $5,600 per year, for up to three years, if they remain eligible and funding is available.

Participating attorneys must use the LSC LRAP assistance to pay qualifying law school loans and accrued interest, and must meet all terms and conditions of the LSC LRAP. The debt to LSC will be forgiven at the end of each LRAP loan term so long as the participating attorney remains in good standing with an LSC-grantee throughout the term, as certified by the executive director of the attorney’s program. Participating attorneys are expected to remain with an LSC-funded legal services program for three years.

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2014 LSC LRAP Cycle is Closed

Loan Cycle: The 2014 LSC LRAP Loan Cycle has ended as of Tuesday, September 30, 2014.

Participating Attorneys: In order to receive the second disbursement check ( for period April 01, 2014 through September 30, 2014) from LSC, current 2014 participants are required to submit completed Executive Director Certification forms by Monday, November 03, 2014 at 9:00 am Eastern Time via email to LRAP coordinator LRAPcoordinator@lsc.gov

Form: 2014 LSC-LRAP ED Certification of Employment and Good Standing for 2nd Disbursement period (PDF)

Completed forms need to be returned by: 

Monday, November 03, 2014 at 9:00 am Eastern Time 

The program description document and the change of mailing address / change of name forms are provided below for your reference.

2014 LSC LRAP Program Description

LSC LRAP Change of Mailing Address / Change of Name Form

Should you have any questions or need assistance, please contact the LRAP Coordinator at LRAPcoordinator@lsc.gov