Texas Student Loan Repayment Assistance Program
The Texas Student Loan Repayment Assistance Program (Texas SLRAP) was created by the Commission in 2003 to assist attorneys who choose to pursue careers in legal aid in Texas. The Texas SLRAP is currently funded by the State Bar of Texas and administered by the Texas Access to Justice Foundation (TAJF).
Low salaries coupled with high student loan debt make it difficult or impossible for lawyers to accept employment at leagal aid or stay in those jobs long term. The Texas SLRAP is a critical part of increasing access to justice for low-income individuals.
As of October 6, 2014, the mid-year 2014-15 application period for the SLRAP is open for otherwise eligible applicants who began employment in a qualifying organization on or after March 20, 2014. The loan assistance period begins December 1, 2014 and ends at the conclusion of this SLRAP year on May 31, 2015. Applicants receiving SLRAP assistance through this process will need to complete a NEW Application in the spring of 2015 for the 2015-16 Texas SLRAP year.
Additional information can be found on the TAJF site.
The online application must be completed including uploading the certifications to your application by Sunday, November 9, 2014 at 11:59pm.
If you have questions, need further information and/or assistance navigating the application process, please contact TAJF Special Projects Manager, Lisa Melton,at LDMelton@teajf.org or call 512-320-0099, Ext. 330.
If you have technical questions about the online site/application process, please contact TAJF Grants Administrative Assistant Jessica Murray at firstname.lastname@example.org.