Civil Legal Assistance Attorney Student Loan Repayment Program

To encourage qualified individuals to enter and continue employment as civil legal assistance attorneys.

Agency - Department of Education

The Department of Education ensures equal access to education and promotes educational excellence through coordination, management and accountability in Federal education programs. The Department works to supplement and complement educational efforts on all levels, encouraging increased involvement by the public, parents and students.

Office - See Regional Agency Offices.

Federal Student Aid Information Center.

Telephone: (1-800) 433-3243.

Regional Director, Federal Student Aid, the Director of Student Financial Aid at the institution the student wishes to attend, high school guidance counselors, or directors of State agencies.

Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2009: N/A. Fiscal Year 2010: Funding for this program was first provided in Fiscal Year 2010; as of now, there is no current data available. Fiscal Year 2011: No Current Data Available

Uses and Use Restrictions

The Civil Legal Assistance Attorney Student Loan Repayment Program provides benefits to borrowers on a first-come, first-served basis.

Loan repayment commitments are limited to the amount appropriated for the program for a given fiscal year by Congress and are only available to eligible applicants until those funds are fully committed.

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 borrower s Service Agreement or in future years.

The Department cannot provide any benefits to a borrower for a year for which Congress does not appropriate funds.