Chicago Maroon on New LRAP

Law School pays education loans for do-good grads

U of C law students aiming to help the greater good can now expect a big payoff. Graduates entering the public service sector will have the opportunity to receive a free law school education, thanks to a new Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP).

“This isn’t just an isolated loan forgiveness program. It’s tied into the creation of what we hope will be the best public interest program in the country,” Law School Dean Michael Schill said.

The program is one of the simplest and most generous offered in the country, according to Director of Financial Aid Karla Vargas.

Approximately 15 to 25 percent of the graduating class accepts public service jobs upon graduating, according to Vargas, and most of those students will probably enroll in LRAP, which will be offered this spring.

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