UCLA School of Law has established a loan repayment assistance program to increase the ability of its J.D. graduates to pursue public service legal careers.  The program seeks to address the increasing debt burdens facing many students and the implications of such burdens on students' ability to pursue relatively low-paying public service work.

Under the UCLA LRAP, graduates can apply to have a portion - and in some cases - all of the debt service on loans they incurred while at UCLA School of Law subject to a forgivable loan from the School.  To qualify for such support, graduates must be employed in a public service capacity that makes substantial use of legal skills.  Graduates can seek assistance each year for a period of up to 10 years.

Please refer to your specific graduating class below to gain detailed information on your eligibility criteria. 

Classes of Pre-2007

Classes of 2011 and beyond

You must apply every year to participate in the LRAP program and submit a cancellation application at the end of every period.


                                         2014 LRAP Application Deadline:  December 1, 2013

                                         2013 LRAP Loan Cancellation Deadline:  January 10, 2014

Note:  Incomplete applications will be returned.  Reduction in benefits will apply to all completed applications submitted after the deadline date.

If the applicant secures a qualifying job after the application deadline date, s/he can apply for assistance after that date, up to one month after the beginning of his/her employment.

Applicants should note that UCLA School of Law reserves the right to review and revise its loan repayment assistance programs as it deems appropriate.