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Civil Legal Assistance Attorney Student Loan Repayment Program - #84.409

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A borrower employed as a civil legal assistance attorney who meets all of the criteria under the service agreement may receive repayment of up to $6,000 for each year of completed service, up to a total amount of $40,000, contingent on availability of funds.

Applications will be accepted and loan repayment benefits will be paid only for years in which Congress appropriates funds for the program. If no funds are appropriated, benefits will not be paid even if a borrower has a valid service agreement. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Electronically.

A loan repayment commitment to a borrower in one fiscal year does not guarantee a commitment for the remainder of the years covered by the borrowerÂ’s service agreement or in future years. Priority for student loan repayment in any fiscal year is given to borrowers who have received forgiveness benefits during the preceding fiscal year and have not yet completed the three years of service under their first service agreement and to new applicants who have practiced law for a period of five years or less and have spent not less than 90 percent of that period working as civil legal assistance attorneys. (As fiscal year 2010 is the first year of this program, these priorities will not apply for 2010 awards.).

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