LRAP Application Process

How to Apply

Please use the Electronic Application to submit your LRAP application and all required documents by the August 1st due date.

Federal Loans Currently in Forbearance: Please note that any federal loan that has been automatically placed into Forbearance as a result of Covid-19 relief policies by the federal government will still be eligible for assistance. Please do still supply a monthly loan statement, loan summary, or loan details document from your loan servicer for any loan currently in Forbearance that shows the remaining balance. Send any questions concerning this issue to

The LRAP Application window opens on September 1st each year.

If your application submission cannot be completed electronically, please use these other methods of delivery:

  • Email: (Preferred)
  • Fax: 617-627-3987, Attn: LRAP
  • Mail: LRAP, Tufts University, Dowling Hall - 760B, 419 Boston Avenue, Medford, MA 02155

The LRAP application and all of the following required documentation should be submitted by the Application Due Date.

Here is what you need:

  1. Completed Application: Electronic or PDF
  2. Current Resume
  3. Recent Paystub
  4. Current copies of all qualified student loan statements or loan details. All student loan documents must include your name, amount borrowed, current balance, monthly payment details, and current loan status. LRAP does not consider loans incurred from other universities. Loans must be in Repayment (or the post-graduate Grace Period) in order to be eligible for LRAP consideration.
  5. LRAP Employment Certification Form. Your employer may submit the Employment Certification Form directly to the LRAP Office from their employee email address; or it can be submitted by you as long as your employer has not signed the form using a generic typed signature that lacks authentication.

It is preferred that you submit your completed application and all the required documentation at one time. Multiple submission deliveries slow the verification process.

Please note:  LRAP uses email as its primary form of communication with applicants. Please provide a current and valid email address to ensure notification delivery and timely correspondence. However, award checks are mailed, so please use a current and valid address on your application to ensure check delivery.

It is your responsibility to ensure that your application and required documentation is submitted to the LRAP office by the deadline. Please submit your application early to avoid delays in processing.  

If you have any questions about the program, contact the LRAP Administrator before the application deadline date. Late submissions will not be accepted.


LRAP Annual Timeline


Application AvailableSeptember 1st
LRAP application details can be found here
Application DeadlineAugust 1st
Completed applications must be received no later than August 1st.
Award Notifications SentApril
Award notifications, including decline notifications and award acceptance packets, will be emailed out by the end of April.
Award Acceptance Package ReturnMay
All completed award acceptance documents must have an original signature and hard copies must be returned by mail.
Employment Recertification Forms SentJune
If awarded and accepted, then you will receive an LRAP Employment Recertification Form by email at the end of the required nine-month employment period. This form is intended to verify completion of your qualified LRAP employment.
Employment Recertification Form Return DeadlineJuly
Employment Recertification Forms must be returned by July 1st.
After your LRAP-eligible employment has been recertified your LRAP Promissory Note will be canceled.
Awards SentAugust
Awards will be sent via direct deposit using the new PaymentWorks system that Tufts Accounts Payable has recently moved to. After getting set up to receive the award via PaymentWorks the funds will be sent directly to the recipient in August.
Please note that the award funds themselves are not sent out directly from the LRAP office, but are processed and disbursed by Tufts Accounts Payable.
Immediate responses are crucial for LRAP to comply with posted deadline dates. All questions regarding LRAP guidelines, program qualifications, awarding, award check processing, and disbursements should be directed to the LRAP Administrator at before the deadline date.