John R Justice Student Loan Repayment Program
Through the John R. Justice Student Loan Repayment Program, practicing attorneys may qualify for this student loan forgiveness program. Continue reading to see how you may be able to qualify for this program.
In order to be eligible for the John R. Justice Student Loan Repayment Program, you MUST be a U.S. citizen or are an eligible non-citizen and be an attorney continually licensed to practice law in your state. If one of the following institutions currently employs you, you may be eligible for this program:
• A state or unit of local government that prosecutes criminal or juvenile delinquency cases
• A state or unit of local government that provides legal representation to indigent persons in criminal or juvenile delinquency cases
• A nonprofit organization operating under a contract or unit of local government that devotes substantially all of the employee’s full-time employment to providing legal representation to indigent persons in criminal or juvenile cases
• A defender organization that provides legal representation to indigent persons in criminal or juvenile delinquency cases
How much can I expect to be awarded through this program?
You have a maximum award amount of $60,000 over the lifetime of the program. This amount also varies by state.
What loans are accepted into this program?
The following loans are accepted into the John R. Justice Student Loan Repayment Program:
• Stafford loans
• Grad PLUS loans
• Consolidation loans
• Perkins loans
How do I apply for this program?
Applying for this program is rather easy. Simply follow the procedures set forth by your state’s designated agency. You can view all of the designated state agencies here.
If you still have questions or would like to know more information please reach out to us here or you can go back to the Student Loan Repayment Assistance Programs page.