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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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Open Application Period for the 2015 LSC LRAP Cycle

The 2015 Loan Cycle's Application Period opened on Friday, February 6, 2015.

The deadline for application submissions is Monday, March 2, 2015 at 5:00 PM Eastern Time.  

Please review the Program Description and Instructions listed below.

Once you have reviewed the above and gathered any necessary documentation, follow the link below to the online application.  Please note that the application process for an LSC LRAP loan is entirely electronic.


Go to the Online Application System

Opens: Friday, February 6 • 9 AM (ET)

Deadline: Monday, March 2 • 5 PM (ET)


Attention Renewal Applicants

If you are a renewal applicant who has received a prior LSC LRAP loan, please use your existing applicant ID and password. Do not create a new Account ID. Contact the LRAP Coordinator if you have forgotten your applicant ID or password.

For any questions or assistance, please contact the LRAP Coordinator at