Monday, November 15, 2010
John R. Justice Student Loan Repayment Program Applications Now Being Accepted
As many of you know, the U.S. Department of Justice approved the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board's application for a $701,233 grant to fund the John R. Justice Loan Repayment Program. The funds must be distributed equally between the pool of eligible prosecutor applicants and the pool of eligible public defender applications.
You may now download the application package and read more about this program on THECB's web page HERE. The application deadline is 5:00 p.m. January 7, 2011. Please read all instructions carefully and complete the JRJ SLRP Application and Service Agreement Package in time to ensure that an error-free package is received by THECB before the deadline.
• Applicants must have been employed for at least twelve months as eligible prosecutors or public defenders as of the date of the application deadline
• The Bureau of Justice Assistance is researching the answer to the question, "Are elected officials eligible for loan repayment through the JRJ SLRP?" The response will be posted to the program FAQs as soon as it is conveyed to THECB. In the meantime, elected officials may submit applications to THECB.
Please continue to monitor this page in the coming weeks for additional FAQs and program updates.
For more information, please email THECB or call the THECB at 1-800-242-3062 (outside Austin), or at 512-427-6340 (Austin area).