Loan Repayment Prog. for Civil Legal Aid Attorneys
June 14, 2010
New Loan Repayment Program for Civil Legal Aid Attorneys
Apply by August 16 to participate in the U.S. Department of Education’s new Civil Legal Assistance Attorney Student Loan Repayment Program.
Successful applicants will receive $6,000 in loan repayment assistance in exchange for a three-year service commitment and may receive a lifetime maximum of $40,000 if the program continues to be funded by Congress. Funding is available on a first-come first-served basis to eligible, full-time civil legal aid attorneys with federal student loan debt.
Equal Justice Works notes in a recent blog entry that participants in the new program cannot receive benefits from the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program for the same time period and therefore should “carefully consider” whether to apply for the new program.
The draft application is available on the website of Equal Justice Works, which has dedicated a section of its site to information about the new program. Equal Justice Works will host a webinar on June 17 for those seeking additional information.