Loan Repayment Assistance Program
LRAP UPDATE – November 28, 2022:
The moratorium on federal loan repayments has been extended until the U.S. Department of Education is permitted to implement the debt relief program or the litigation challenging the program is resolved. Payments will restart 60 days after resolution. If the debt relief program has not been implemented and the litigation has not been resolved by June 30, 2023, payments will resume 60 days after that. Please check the Federal StudentAid for updates and additional information.
During this pause, Texas Law LRAP will not accept new or renewing applications for federal loan repayment assistance, but will continue to provide bar loan assistance for qualified applicants. LRAP will provide program updates as the federal government updates the status of its loan repayment policies.
To help you prepare for student loan payments to resume, please make sure that you update your contact information in your profile on your loan servicer’s website and in your StudentAid.gov profile. If you have additional questions, please check out “Preparing for Repayment to Resume,” on the Federal StudentAid website.
If you have any questions or would like to be added to our mailing list for program updates, please contact us at LRAP@law.utexas.edu.
Texas Law places a high value on working for the good of society and is committed to helping its graduates who choose a career in public service be able to address potential barriers created by law school debt. Since 2009, Texas Law’s LRAP has provided loan repayment assistance in the form of forgivable loans to eligible J.D. graduates who enter qualifying public service.
In 2020, the program was updated and became effective September 1, 2020. These updates were the product of extensive collaboration and conversations with many institutional stakeholders including the Dean, the Career Services Office, the William Wayne Justice Center for Public Service Law, and the Office of Admissions & Financial Aid.
The LRAP provides loan repayment assistance through semi-annual forgivable loans to Texas Law graduates who have an income of $80,000 or less for full-time, law-related work with qualified public service employers. Graduates must enter the program within two years of graduation (or within three years if working in a judicial clerkship). Applicants are required to participate in a federal Income-Driven Repayment (IDR) plan and are strongly encouraged to participate in the federal government’s Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program.
The Texas Law LRAP, when coupled with the federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness and Income Based Repayment programs, may significantly help graduates employed in public service repay their educational debt. For more information about these federal programs, visit Equal Justice Works and IBRinfo.org.
Program Guidelines and Application Process
Applicants may submit an LRAP application online below at any time during the calendar year. Before submitting an application, please carefully read the LRAP Program Guidelines, which will include all eligibility requirements. Applicants will need to upload all supporting and required documents including a completed Employer Verification form and documentation that they have enrolled with an income-driven repayment plan.
The University of Texas School of Law
Office of Admissions & Financial Aid – LRAP
727 East Dean Keeton St.
Austin, TX 78705