Texas Student Loan Repayment Assistance Program

The Texas Student Loan Repayment Assistance Program (Texas SLRAP) is currently funded by the State Bar of Texas and administered by the Texas Access to Justice Foundation (TAJF).  The Texas SLRAP was created by the Texas Access to Justice Commission in 2003 to assist attorneys who choose to pursue careers in legal aid in Texas.

Low salaries coupled with high student loan debt make it difficult or impossible for lawyers to accept employment at legal aid or stay in those jobs long term. The Texas SLRAP is a critical part of increasing access to justice for low-income individuals.

Texas Student Loan Repayment Assistance Program Application Process

    

Application Memo - 2-16-17

SLRAP 2017 Important Dates

Program Guidelines

Frequently Asked Questions

Online application

 

View a webinar on the SLRAP process, March 2017:

 

Helping Lawyers Who Help Low-income Texans

Depending upon requests, TAJF provides approximately 125 lawyers with Student Loan Repayment Assistance, annually, using funds provided by the State Bar of Texas. Student loan debt varies widely from a low of $1,100 to a high of $297,000 with an average of $89,000.  Average yearly salaries for these attorneys is less than $50,000.

 

State Bar Gives $1.75 Million for Student Loan Repayment Program - Nov. 4, 2011

Donate to the Texas Student Loan Repayment Assistance Program.

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