If you graduated law school many years ago and are still making student loan payments, it’s time to look for loan forgiveness options. There are federal programs that can wipe away the balance after 10, 20, or 25 years.
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How to Beat the Student Loan Monster
Let’s face it. You hate your student loans. If you want to get rid of them, you need to own the debt and develop a plan for eliminating them from your life. It’s going to take you a long time but it’s not going to be as hard as you think.Read More
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Student Loan Forgiveness During the Biden Administration
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John R. Justice Grant Program for Public Defenders and Prosecutors
The JRJ provides grant money to put toward paying off your student loans if you work as a state public defender or prosecutor, federal defender, or for a non-profit contracted by the state to provide public defense. The specific requirements vary by state and the funds probably won’t cover your monthly loan payments, but every little bit helps in fighting the student loan monster.
How to Get Student Loan Assistance from LRAP
The LRAP gives grants to lawyers working in public service to use toward repaying their law school loans. Most people who apply do get awarded funding, so it’s worth exploring!