Wayne State University

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Newly Funded - Civil Legal Assistance Attorney Student Loan Repayment Program

Five million dollars is now available for distribution to qualified civil legal assistance attorneys. The application is accessible at http://studentaid.ed.gov/students/attachments/siteresources/CLAARPapp.pdf and applying as soon as possible is critical because the Department of Education will commit these funds to eligible civil legal assistance attorneys on a first-come, first-served basis.

To assure consideration, applications must be received no later than August 16, 2010.

The Civil Legal Assistance Attorney Student Loan Repayment Program (CLAAP) repays a portion of eligible federal student loan debt for civil legal assistance attorneys who are employed full-time. Attorneys are advised to understand the program requirements, and to carefully consider the Ineligibility for Double Benefits provision before determining whether or not to apply for CLAAP.

Additional information is available on the Equal Justice Works comprehensive CLAAP webpage.