Loan Repayment Assistance Program

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Welcome

Eligibility Guidelines (1997-2012)

Eligibility Guidelines (2013+)

How to Apply

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FAQ

Glossary of Terms

Loan Consolidation

News & Announcements

LRAP Blog

Links

Contact Us

2013 Application
Now Available

The Program

Berkeley Law maintains a strong commitment to public service-oriented graduates and it is our goal to preserve career choice by removing the student debt barrier. Therefore beginning in January 2010, Berkeley Law is improving the support that our Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP) provides to public interest graduates.  By integrating our LRAP with the Income Based Repayment (IBR) option and Public Service Loan Forgiveness provided by the federal government's College Cost Reduction and Access Act of 2007, the LRAP will grant up to 10 years of support to graduates for IBR payments for federal student loan debt greater than $100,000 provided that their annual income is no greater than $100,000.

 

Eligibility

The Berkeley Law LRAP is designed to aid Berkeley Law graduates who earned the Juris Doctor (JD) degree and are employed by either 501(c)(3) nonprofit public interest organizations or government agencies. Graduates must apply within three and a half years of graduation, and all previous participants may re-enter the program at any time if employment and income requirements are met. For 1-year clerkships, please see details in our guidelines.

 

Application

We have transitioned to a rolling application cycle. Continuous applicants must submit the application for the new cycle no later than within the month the new eligibility period starts. In order to provide funding at the beginning of each pay period, we encourage applicants to submit their forms prior to our deadline.

 

Stay Informed

Keep up with LRAP news and policy changes via our blog.

Learn more about Loan Repayment and CCRAA:

  • Direct Lending Servicing
  • College Cost Reduction and Access Act of 2007  
  • Private loan information
  • Student loan debt management
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness and Income Based Repayment

 

Contact Us

Leah Sime
Associate Director of LRAP
lrap@law.berkeley.edu
(510) 642-7697
(510) 666-3577 fax

Schedule an in-person or phone appointment through our online appointment scheduler.

Current students considering public service careers are encouraged to discuss their options with the LRAP Coordinator well before graduation.

We are currently located at 2850 Telegraph Avenue, Suite 500, Berkeley, CA 94705-7220. Beginning October 1, 2014, the new office location will be at 396 Simon Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720-7200.

Click here for information on the Telegraph-Boalt shuttle service.