The Tufts Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP) is a university-wide program that helps selected Tufts graduates working in public service pay a portion of their annual education loan bills. Believed to be the first university-wide program of this kind in the country, the purpose of the Tufts Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP) is to encourage and enable Tufts graduates to pursue careers in public service by reducing the extent to which their educational debt is a barrier to working in comparatively low-salaried jobs in the non-profit and public sectors.
Who is eligible to apply?
All Tufts graduates (with undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees; does not include certificate programs) with educational loans incurred for the purpose of attending Tufts (as certified by the Financial Aid Office at Tufts) and who are employed by a non-profit (501c3 or equivalent) or public sector agency are eligible to apply.
Applicants must be currently repaying educational loans (or be in a grace period). Applicants who have deferred payment (in order to resume academic studies, for example), who have defaulted on their loans, or are delinquent on their loan payment are not eligible for the program.
How can I learn more?
Visit the Tufts Loan Repayment Assistance Program website for more information about the program and to apply.