Loan Repayment Assistance Program

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 2016 was $1,571. 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 here. If you have questions about LRAP, please contact:

LRAP Administrator
Student Financial Services
Dowling Hall
Tufts University
Medford, MA 02155
Phone: 617-627-4440

Laurie Hurley
Director of Admissions and Financial Aid
The Fletcher School
160 Packard Avenue
Tufts University
Medford, MA 02155
Phone: 617-627-2410

"It truly means the world to me to be able to continue my work with an amazing local NGO that has such an important impact on underserved children and also know that my prospect of repaying student loans is not completely out of reach. Thank you for giving me hope and encouragement along the way through this award!"

"LRAP has been a source of invaluable assistance to our family..."

"The awards I've been granted since graduating from Fletcher through the Tufts Loan Repayment Assistance Program have been a very nice surprise..."

"LRAP made my decision to attend Fletcher an easy one..."

"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..."

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