For Graduates

Loan Repayment Assistance Program

Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP)

Willamette recognizes that many graduates are unable to pursue careers in public interest law because of the low salaries paid in the public interest sector and the amount of the graduate's loan repayment schedule. The Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP) was designed to aid College of Law graduates working in public interest law by reducing their law school student loan debt.

Under the program, which is dependent on available funding each year, the College of Law will lend eligible candidates money to help them repay their student loans. If a loan recipient works in a qualifying public interest position for at least one year after receipt of the LRAP, the loan may be forgiven. Eligible graduates may apply annually for a total of three years of LRAP funding and loan forgiveness. 

For more information call 503-370-6057 or e-mail.