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 the Texas Access to Justice Foundation..  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, and has been administered by TAJF since 2008.

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

PLEASE READ UPDATE for Texas SLRAP Applicants, April 3, 2020
On Friday, March 27, 2020, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) was signed into law by the President. This Act includes a payment suspension, interest waivers, and collection suspension for federally held student loans only. The CARES Act has an effective date of March 27, but the administrative interest waiver began on March 13 (and to the extent it takes a while to implement, we’re told the waiver will be applied retroactively to March 13), and run through September 30, 2020. Click the link above to learn how the Texas SLRAP will be managed during this period.


UPDATE MARCH 23, 2020: To assist you in managing the many difficulties associated with the COVID 19 Pandemic, we are extending the deadline for filing the Texas SLRAP application. To receive loan repayment assistance beginning June 1, 2020 and ending May 31, 2021, YOU MUST APPLY by 11:59 on Wednesday, April 15, 2020.  

Application Memo  2-11-2020

2020-21 SLRAP Important Dates

Program Guidelines

Frequently Asked Questions

List of Eligible Employers 2020

Online application


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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