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We recognize many of our graduates balance significant educational debt with working in modest-paying public sector jobs. The HKS Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP) is designed to help our graduates—domestic and international—who work in modest-paying positions in the public or nonprofit sectors, with repaying their traditional educational loans borrowed to attend HKS.

If you qualify for LRAP, 25 to 100 percent of your monthly payment for loans borrowed to attend HKS may be covered based on an assessment of your household income and assets. LRAP applications are accepted beginning in late November after you've graduated from HKS. You may participate in LRAP for up to five years and cannot receive support beyond this time frame. 

Read our LRAP guidelines as you start to explore career opportunities after HKS and email us in the Office of Admissions & Financial Aid with questions. 

LRAP Policies and Eligibility Guidelines
Understand the details and eligibility requirements for our HKS Loan Repayment Assistance Program.