Federal Student Loan Repayment Assistance for Public Interest Lawyers and Other Employees of Governments and Nonprofit Organizations

In two provisions of the CCRAA, Congress has significantly improved access to higher education, particularly graduate and professional education, for persons who would like to have lower-paying public service careers, but who will be saddled by high educational debts incurred to obtain the education that they need to serve the public. This Article describes why the legislation was necessary, how it will affect educational borrowers, and what further reforms should be adopted. For students and graduates, particularly those planning to become public interest lawyers, it is also a road map to the law’s provisions for obtaining loan repayment assistance.

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