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There are several loan repayment assistance and cancellation programs available which can be used in conjunction with LIPP. The combination of LIPP assistance and the assistance from the other program’s funding cannot exceed the total amount of a graduate’s required loan payments, but in the case of an external LRAP the additional funds can be used to cover a participant’s LIPP contribution. We encourage all graduates to explore additional sources of assistance and included below are a few programs of which we are aware.

Harvard Specific Sources of Funding:

Heyman Fellowship – specific to graduates pursuing work in the federal government
Harvard Kennedy School LRAP – specific to HLS graduates who received a joint degree with HKS

External Sources of Funding:

US Office of Personnel Management – specific to employees of the federal government
State Based LRAPs – list of state based programs maintained by Equal Justice Works
John R. Justice (JRJ) Grant Student Loan Repayment Program – available to state public defenders and state prosecutors
Legal Services Corporation Loan Repayment Assistance – available to attorneys employed by LSC grantee organizations

Perkins Loan Cancellation:

Graduates pursuing certain types of public service employment may be eligible for cancellation of their Perkins Loans. Details about eligibility may be found on the Student Loan Office’s webpage.