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Public Defender

Maximum Amount Canceled: 
Up to 100%
Eligibility: 
Federal Perkins or NDSL/ Perkins Loans for service performed for 12 month period including or after August 14, 2008.
  • 15% of the original principal loan amount plus accrued interest for the first and second years of service.
  • 20% of the original principal loan amount plus accrued interest for the third and fourth years of service.
  • 30% of the original principal loan amount plus accrued interest for the fifth year of service.

Full-time attorneys employed in Federal Public Defender Organizations or Community Defender Organizations, established in accordance with Section 3006A(g)(2) of Title 18, U.S.C.