If your dream is to go to law school, make it a reality. How you might ask, as student loan debt continues to skyrocket while job opportunities dwindle. The answer is through serving others who are less fortunate than you. By working in public service, on a full time basis, you could be eligible for the Texas Student Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP).
The LRAP provides forgivable loans to law graduates in exchange for their willingness to accept public service employment providing civil legal services to low income individuals. Law graduates receive LRAP loans that they use to repay their law school loans. At the end of each six month period, the LRAP loan is then forgiven on the condition that the graduate continues to meet eligibility requirements. The LRAP provides loan repayment funds for up to 10 years for each recipient.
The University Of Texas School Of Law at Austin, established their LRAP which began serving law school graduates in 2008. The Program is a win-win situation since firstly; students are able to attend law school without fear and anxiety of mounting student debt. Secondly, legal aid organizations can attract and retain lawyers who might otherwise be unable to assist the poor because of the low salaries common in public service employment.
The LRAP makes it possible for you to pursue your dream to attend law school and do so in a manner that will eventually allow you to become debt free.
To learn more about the University of Texas LRAP, visit their website at www.utexas.edu.