OSFA - The Federal Family Education Loan Program

                  The John R. Justice Student Loan Repayment Program authorized in Public Law 110-315, Part JJ, dated August 14, 2008, 34 U.S.C. 10671, provides loan repayment assistance for state and federal public defenders and state prosecutors who agree to remain employed as defenders and prosecutors for at least three years. Repayment benefits cannot exceed $10,000 in a calendar year with a total aggregate not to exceed $60,000.

Loan Eligibility

Eligible education loans include:

  • Federal Family Education Loan Program (FFELP) Loans
  • Federal Direct Stafford Loans
  • FFELP and Direct Graduate PLUS Loans
  • FFELP and Direct Consolidation Loans
  • Federal Perkins Loans

Non-eligible loans include:

  • Federal Parent PLUS Loans
  • Federal Consolidation Loans used to repay Federal Parent PLUS Loans
  • Defaulted student loans
  • Non-federal student loans (private, commercial or alternative student loans)
  • Any eligible loan that has been paid in full

John R. Justice Agency Guide
John R. Justice Application Packet
John R. Justice Final Funding Distribution
John R. Justice Frequently Asked Questions

For more information on the John R. Justice Prosecutors and Defenders Incentive Act, please visit the Bureau of Justice Assistance website.

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