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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.


1st Disbursement Period for the 2015 LSC LRAP Cycle

The 2015 LSC LRAP's 1st Disbursement Period was completed as of Tuesday, March 31, 2015.  While new applicant applications are still under review until late April/early May 2015, submitted renewal applications have been completed and those participants will be notified shortly as to their selection and continuing eligibility.

Newly selected and renewal participants for the 2015 LRAP cycle are required to return completed forms {Executive Director Certification for spring 2015 (October 01, 2014 through March 31, 2015) and Promissory Note for 2015} for the first check disbursement by the following dates:

Renewal Participants     May 01, 2015
New Participants           June 01, 2015

The necessary forms and this year's LRAP Program Description are provided below for your reference.

Should you have any questions or need assistance, please contact the LRAP Coordinator at