Texas Student Loan Repayment Assistance Program

The Texas Student Loan Repayment Assistance Program (Texas SLRAP) is currently funded by the State Bar of Texas and administered by the Texas Access to Justice Foundation (TAJF).  The Texas SLRAP was created by the Texas Access to Justice Commission in 2003 to assist attorneys who choose to pursue careers in legal aid in Texas.

Low salaries coupled with high student loan debt make it difficult or impossible for lawyers to accept employment at legal aid or stay in those jobs long term. The Texas SLRAP is a critical part of increasing access to justice for low-income individuals.

Texas Student Loan Repayment Assistance Program Application Process

Application Memo - 9-15-15

SLRAP 2015 Important Dates

Program Guidelines

Frequently Asked Questions

Online application


Helping Lawyers Who Help Low-income Texans

Depending upon requests, TAJF provides approximately 125 lawyers with Student Loan Repayment Assistance, annually, using funds provided by the State Bar of Texas. Student loan debt varies widely from a low of $1,100 to a high of $297,000 with an average of $89,000.  Average yearly salaries for these attorneys is less than $50,000.



State Bar Gives $1.75 Million for Student Loan Repayment Program - Nov. 4, 2011

Donate to the Texas Student Loan Repayment Assistance Program.

Recent News


We're Hiring a Program Officer & Development Director

Nov. 17, 2015

Western Bank Joins Prime Partner Program

Nov. 17, 2015

TAJF Honors Jim Harrington with Kleinman Award

Nov. 6, 2015

Nathan L. Hecht and William H. McRaven: It’s our turn to help veterans - Dallas Morning News

Nov. 4, 2015

Nov. 9- 13 is Texas Veterans Legal Aid Week

Oct. 26, 2015

Pro Bono Week Celebrated at Texas Access to Justice Luncheon

Oct. 1, 2015

TAJF Announces Grants for Veterans' Legal Services

Sept. 8, 2015

Two New Members Appointed to the TAJF Board

July 30, 2015

TAJF Awards More Than $63 Million in Grants to 30 Legal Organizations for 2015-17

July 3, 2015

TAJF accepting new grant applications for legal services for victims of sexual assault and veterans

June 16, 2015

TAJF Names 2015 Equal Justice Works Fellows

June 3, 2015

Texas Legislature Provides Funding for State's Legal Aid System

May 17, 2015

All Texans should have access to the justice system - McAllen Monitor

May 6, 2015

HB 1079 Moves to Senate -- Addresses Critical Legal Aid Funding Shortfall

May 4, 2015

Editorial: Texas must expand funding for legal aid - Dallas Morning News

March 31, 2015

More state money is needed to provide legal representation for the poor - Austin American Statesman

March 18, 2015

Legal aid for poor merits legislative approval - San Antonio Express-News

Feb. 18, 2015

Legal Aid Funding Shortfall Creates Risk for Texans and the State - Highlights of Press Conference

Feb. 13, 2015

Press Conference on Legal Aid Funding to be held Feb. 18 at the Capitol


More news

© 2015 Texas Access to Justice Foundation