John R. Justice Student Loan Repayment Program
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The John R. Justice Student Loan Repayment Program in Louisiana provides for the payment of eligible educational loans (both Federal Family Education Loan Program [FFELP] and Federal Direct Loans) for state and federal public defenders and state prosecutors employed in Louisiana who agree to remain employed as public defenders and prosecutors for at least three years.

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To be eligible for the John R. Justice Program in Louisiana:

How to Apply

The online application for the 2014 award opens January 1, 2014, with an application deadline of April 30, 2014. You must submit your application on-line. LOSFA will contact you to request documentation to substantiate the statements made in your application if it is determined that you are one of the least able to pay in your region. After you fully substantiate all statements, including, but not limited to, your income, outstanding loan debt, and provide the required letter from your employer, you will be mailed a program service agreement to complete and return. If you fail to return the service agreement within the time allotted, you will be disqualified from participation and a new recipient from your region will be selected. For each subsequent year you wish to apply, a separate application must be completed. Service agreements, however, remain in effect for three years and need not be signed again until expired.

How Funds are Awarded and Disbursed

Circuit Public Defenders Assistant District Attorneys
First Circuit 1 2
Second Circuit 1 2
Third Circuit 1 2
Fourth Circuit 2 4
Fifth Circuit 1 2
Total Awards 6 12
Award Amounts Annual
Award Amount $4,900
Award Amount $2,450

* "Fulltime" is defined as required to work at least 30 hours per week.

This project was supported by Grant No. 2013-RJ-BX-0018 awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance. The Bureau of Justice Assistance is a component of the Office of Justice Programs, which also includes the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the SMART Office, and the Office for Victims of Crime. Points of view or opinions in this document are those of the author and do not represent the official position or policies of the United States Department of Justice.


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