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.
Texas SLRAP Application Process:
The deadline for 2013-2014 was Midnight on Monday, April 1, 2013
Helping Lawyers Who Help Low-Income Texans
For the 2011-2012 SLRAP year, approximately 130 lawyers initially received Student Loan Repayment Assistance. These attorneys carry an average student loan debt of $85,350. Their average monthly loan payments total $676, yet their average yearly salary was less than $47,000.