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 a Legal Services Corporation grantee program 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.
The 2013 LSC LRAP Loan Application Cycle closed on Monday, February 25, 2013 at 5:00 PM Eastern Time. All received applications have now been reviewed. All applicants who submitted an application for this cycle will be notified shortly as to their selection and continuing eligibility.
For those selected the following dues dates have been established for the return of completed forms (ED Certification for Spring 2013 and Promissory Note for 2013) for the first check disbursement:
Renewal Participants May 03, 2013
New Participants June 10, 2013
The necessary forms and this year's program description are provided below for your reference.
• 2013 LSC LRAP Program Description
• 2013 LSC LRAP Promissory Note
• 2013 LSC LRAP ED Certification for 1st Check Disbursement (October 01, 2012 through March 31, 2013)
Should you have any questions or need assistance, please contact the LRAP Coordinator at LRAPcoordinator@lsc.gov