Attorney Student Loan Repayment Program

Key Dates

Important: All ASLRP payments are contingent upon availability of funds.  

Key Dates/Actions for Current ASLRP Participants

  • March 1, 2017: Forms and instructions for FY 17 are posted on the OARM webpage

  • March 31, 2017: Deadline for current ASLRP participants (attorneys selected in 2015 and 2016) to submit renewal requests to component contact

  • June, 2017: OARM issues renewal notices; recipients confirm acceptance

  • July/August 2017: Components issue renewal payments

  • October/November 2017: Recipients should confirm receipt of payment with loan holder

  • NLT early December 2017: Recipients should report erroneous or missing payments and initiate corrective action to ensure payment properly issued before the end of the calendar year

Key Dates/Actions for New Requesters

New requesters include attorneys not previously selected for ASLRP participation, former ASLRP participants whose service obligations expired prior to 2017, and attorneys selected for the ASLRP in 2014 whose service obligations expire in 2017 who wish to re-compete for additional benefits

  • March 1, 2017: Forms and instructions for FY 17 are posted on the OARM webpage

  • March 2017: Complete the Request for Consideration and gather financial statements from loan holders

  • April 21, 2017: Deadline for new requesters to submit Requests for Consideration to component contact

  • July 2017: OARM notifies attorneys selected for participation and their component; recipients confirm acceptance

  • NLT September 30, 2017: Components issue payments to loan holders

  • October/November 2017: Recipients should confirm receipt of payment with loan holder

  • NLT early December 2017: Recipients should report erroneous or missing payments and initiate corrective action to ensure payment properly issued before the end of the calendar year

Key Dates/Actions for Components

  • March 31, 2017:  Deadline for current participants to submit renewal requests to component contact for processing

  • April 21, 2017:

    • Component deadline to submit renewal requests from current participants to OARM

    • Deadline for interested attorneys to submit new Requests for Consideration to component contact

  • May 5, 2017: Component deadline to submit new Requests for Consideration to OARM

  • June 2017:  Components issue approved renewal payments

  • July 2017

    • Components notify applicants not selected for participation

    • Component start issuing payments for approved new participants

    • Components submit Reimbursement Agreement to OARM (for pro-rata share of total ASLRP cost)

  • NLT September 30, 2017:  Components ensure payments issued for all participants

 

General ASLRP Timeline

  • March 

    • ASLRP information posted on the OARM web page

    • Deadline for current participants to submit renewal requests to component contact

    • Current participants take any necessary corrective action to ensure policy compliance

    • Interested attorneys prepare their submissions and gather supporting documentation (e.g., financial statements from loan holders)

    • Department-wide announcements issued via JCON

  • April

    • Components process renewal requests and submit to OARM

    • Deadline for interested attorneys to submit “new” requests for consideration to component contact

  • May - June

    • OARM recertification of current ASLRP participants

    • Department-level review of new requests and selection of new recipients

    • OARM authorizes components to issue approved renewal payment

      • Components issue approved renewal payments

    • OARM validates student loans for tentative new recipients

    • Final eligiblity screening for tentative new recipients

  • July

    • OARM notifies new recipients (and their component contact)

    • Components notify attorneys not selected for participation

  • September 30

    • Component payments to all recipients should be complete (except for new hires who have not yet entered on duty)

 

Still have questions? Contact us at aslrp@usdoj.gov (this mailbox is actively monitored from March - July).

Updated March 7, 2017

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