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Attorney Student Loan Repayment Program

The Department of Justice Attorney Student Loan Repayment Program (ASLRP) is an agency recruitment and retention incentive program based on 5 U.S.C. § 5379, as amended, and 5 CFR Part 537. Any Justice employee serving in or hired to serve in an attorney position may request consideration for the ASLRP.

During an annual open season each spring, the Department competitively selects new participants, and renews awards to current participants during existing service obligations, subject to availability of funds. 

To receive ASLRP benefits, the attorney must qualify, the attorney's student loans must qualify, and all statutory, regulatory, and policy requirements must be met.

ASLRP benefits are paid directly to the loan holder, not to the individual attorney.

Initial acceptance of ASLRP funding triggers a three-year service obligation to the Department of Justice. Attorneys who voluntarily do not complete their service obligation must repay the Department for all funds received through the ASLRP. Please review the ASLRP Policy and Leaving DOJ Prior to Completing Service Obligation for more details.

Updated February 5, 2024