Tufts University and The Fletcher School are pleased to offer the
Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP). The purpose of Loan Repayment
Assistance Program is to encourage and enable Tufts graduates to pursue
careers in public service by reducing the extent to which their
educational debt is a barrier to working in comparatively low-salaried
jobs in the nonprofit and public sectors. Available both to U.S. and
non-U.S. citizens, LRAP grants vary in size but may cover up to the full
amount of each year’s student loan payment for debt incurred while at
Fletcher. The LRAP committee will consider each applicant’s income,
level of indebtedness, and overall need in determining award amounts. In
recent years, over 90 percent of Fletcher graduates who applied for
loan assistance received an award. The average award for Fletcher
graduates applying in 2011 was $1,700. Fletcher graduates may apply for LRAP
funds on an annual basis as long as the criteria of the program are met.
The Loan Repayment Assistance Program for graduates of The Fletcher
School has been made possible through a generous donation from the
estate of George B. and Helen J. Hargens and from interest generated by
the Omidyar Tufts Microfinance Fund.
Program information, application instructions, and Frequently Asked Questions can be found at
http://lrap.tufts.edu. If you have questions about LRAP, please contact:
Student Financial Services
Medford, MA 02155
Director of Admissions and Financial Aid
The Fletcher School
160 Packard Avenue
Medford, MA 02155
"LRAP has been a source of invaluable assistance to our family..."
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"The awards I've been granted since graduating from Fletcher through the Tufts Loan Repayment Assistance Program have been a very nice surprise..."
"The Loan Repayment Assistance Program has been a huge help to me..."
"The Tufts LRAP program was one of the deciding factors in my choice to come to the Fletcher School..."