Texas Law Loan Repayment Assistance Program
Exciting Changes to Texas Law’s LRAP!
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 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.
The Texas Law LRAP was recently updated in 2020, 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 updated LRAP is effective September 1, 2020.
The LRAP makes available 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 in public service repay their educational debt. For more information about these federal programs, visit Equal Justice Works and IBRinfo.org.
An applicant may apply at any time during the calendar year. They must be able to provide documentation that their loans have entered repayment status and meet all other LRAP eligibility requirements. Eligibility requirements can be found in the “LRAP Guidelines” below.
Current LRAP participants will be able to make a one-time non-reversible election to participate in the updated LRAP at the time of their first renewal following September 1, 2020. They also have the option to remain enrolled in the current version of the LRAP.
The University of Texas School of Law
Office of Admissions & Financial Aid – LRAP
727 East Dean Keeton St.
Austin, TX 78705