All Tufts graduates with undergraduate, graduate
or professional degrees, who have educational loans
incurred for the purpose of attending Tufts as
certified by the Financial Aid Office at Tufts, and
who are employed full time by a public sector or
nonprofit (501c3 or equivalent) organization are
eligible to apply. Certificate programs do not
qualify for the LRAP program.
decided by a committee from each of the Tufts schools.
The committees consider each applicant's income,
level of indebtedness, and overall need. The
number and size of awards depend on the total number
of applications received and the funding that is
available. Awards will vary each year as they
are based on the
applicant pool's indebtedness and income.
reapply each year.
applicant will receive an award, and receiving an
award in one year does not guarantee receipt of an
award in subsequent years.
not be confused with loan forgiveness, as award
amounts are made to assist in the repayment of a
portion of the award recipient's annual loan
Tufts LRAP is structured so that awards should
not be taxable, pursuant to special federal income
tax rules that apply to the discharge of student
loan debt (26 U.S.C. § 108(f)).
In accordance with this provision, Tufts
LRAP awards are made in the form of loans which
are forgiven when the award recipient completes
at least nine months of continued public service
employment for the specified period.
requirement is measured beginning with
the application deadline date of September 1st
through June 1st.
Completed applications and all required
documentation must be received by the September 1st
Application Page for a complete list of required
documentation and to complete or download the application.
For additional information, consult the
or contact the LRAP Administrator.