The UCLA School of Law (UCLA Law) Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP) is designed to aid UCLA Law J.D. graduates who wish to undertake qualified public service employment for nonprofit public interest organizations or government agencies.  Starting with January-June 2010 application cycle, we integrated our LRAP with the Income Based Repayment (IBR) option and the Public Service Loan Forgiveness provided by the federal government's College Cost Reduction and Access Act of 2007 (the Act).

NOTE:  Graduates seeking to participate in LRAP must begin participating in the Program within three years after the end of their loan grace period, which normally ends six months after graduation.

Standard Option vs. IBR Option
Starting with the January-June 2010 application all applicants must select either the Standard Option or the IBR Option.  The Standard LRAP Option provides for up to $105,000 in student loan debt with an annual income ceiling of $80,000.  The IBR Option will provide assistance to many graduates with student loans greater than $105,000 and takes into consideration pre-law federal debt.  IBR Option guidelines require making IBR payments.  The IBR Option also has an annual income ceiling of $80,000.   Starting with the graduating Class of 2011, UCLA's LRAP debt service for all applicants will be determined based on the IBR repayment regardless of the applicant's actual repayment plan.

For a comparison of the parameters for the Standard Option and the IBR Option, click here:

Comparison Chart: Standard Option vs. IBR Option

To apply for a LRAP loan you must submit:

  1. an application
  2. employer verification form
  3. for Federal Loans, a copy of your National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) loan history, which is available at along with a copy of a disclosure statement for each loan
  4. for private loans, a copy of your disclosure statement for each loan
  5. a completed "Loan Indebtedness Information Worksheet," which is an integral part of your application

Please review the Program Guidelines before submitting an LRAP application.

Return the application and all required documents to the School of Law Financial Aid Office.  Application materials may be mailed, faxed, or scanned and sent via email.

UCLA School of Law
Office of Financial Aid, Room 1214
405 Hilgard Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Fax:  (310) 794-5827

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