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General LRAP Information

  1. I secured employment with a private law firm and was offered a 1-year public interest deferred fellowship with a $50,000 stipend prior to the beginning of my employment. If my placement is considered LRAP qualifying employment, will I qualify for LRAP?
  2. I noticed on the website that the cap on principal and capitalized interest covered by LRAP is $90k. Does that mean that if I have law school loans of $110K I will be responsible for making my own payments for the extra $20k I will owe, even if I am earning less than the contribution point?
  3. Should I report gross or net income on my application?
  4. When and how do I report income, repayment and address changes?
  5. How will the reduced funding due to California's budget crisis affect LRAP?

LRAP Payments

  1. Will LRAP pay my student loans directly?
  2. When can I expect my LRAP payment?
  3. Is there any way to ensure that my LRAP payment is processed via Bruin Direct?
  4. I received a pay raise after I submitted my LRAP application and my new salary will push me over the contribution point, when and how much do I need to pay back?
  5. Does it matter when during the 12-month period I use the LRAP funds?
  6. My loans are currently in default/forbearance until I receive my LRAP loan, what repayment plan documentation do you need?

 

General LRAP Information

1.  I secured employment with a private law firm and was offered a 1-year public interest deferred fellowship with a $50,000 stipend prior to the beginning of my employment. If my placement is considered LRAP qualifying employment, will I qualify for LRAP?
LRAP is designed to solely provide assistance to graduates who are pursuing public interest work or government employment as a career. Graduates receiving such deferred fellowships do not meet the LRAP qualifying employment requirement because they have not relinquished their employment with the firm that is providing the fellowship. The employment has been, deferred, but not terminated.

2.  I noticed on the website that the cap on principal and capitalized interest covered by LRAP is $90k. Does that mean that if I have law school loans of $110K I will be responsible for making my own payments for the extra $20k I will owe, even if I am earning less than the contribution point?
Yes, that is correct.

3.  Should I report gross or net income on my application?
Please provide us with your gross income.

4.  When and how do I report income, repayment and address changes?
Please notify us of your income and repayment changes immediately by submitting a new Employer Verification Form or supporting documents from the servicer indicating new repayment terms.  Be sure to update your personal contact information at http://my.ucla.edu/.

5.  How will the reduced funding due to California's budget crisis affect LRAP?
Our LRAP is funded primarily by the Professional Degree Fee and is not dependent on state funding.

LRAP Payments

6.  Will LRAP pay my student loans directly?
No, after we receive your signed Promissory Note we will process a payment request and provide you with the funding of a LRAP loan for the repayment of your student loans for a 12-month period.  You will receive the money either through the Bruin Direct or as a paper check.  Paper checks are sent to the mailing address on file at http://my.ucla.edu/.

7.  When can I expect my LRAP payment?
LRAP applications are processed in the order received.  For those applications received on the deadline date, we will make every effort to provide you with your Promissory Note within 30 days.

8.  Is there any way to ensure that my LRAP payment is processed via Bruin Direct?
Bruin Direct online enrollment is available via your BruinBill account.  Please contact the UCLA Main Cashier's Office to check your status or for any questions.

9.  I received a pay raise after I submitted my LRAP application and my new salary will push me over the contribution point, when and how much do I need to pay back?
Please send your updated salary information to finaid@law.ucla.edu.  The LRAP Coordinator will re-calculate your eligibility and notify you of the LRAP loan to be repaid.  UCLA Student Accounts will initiate the repayment process and the outstanding balance will be posted to your BruinBill account.

10.  Does it matter when during the 12-month period I use the LRAP funds?
Yes, it does matter. In order to receive LRAP funds you must be enrolled in a repayment plan and make the regularly scheduled payments within that payment period.

11.  My loans are currently in deferment/forbearance until I receive my LRAP loan, what repayment plan documentation do you need?
If your loans are in deferment or forbearance, you must provide us with documentation of your intended repayment plan. Once you start repayment, you must submit a loan term statement showing that your loans are in repayment and the repayment schedule.