Loan Repayment Assistance Program

The Gregory A. Loken Loan Repayment Assistance Program (the "Program") is hereby established at Quinnipiac University to assist graduates from the Quinnipiac University School of Law (QUSL).

Mission Statement
The mission of the Program is to encourage QUSL graduates to work in law-related jobs that will benefit the overall public interest and to ease the financial burden of those who make a commitment to pursue public interest employment.

Award Amount
Each award should be not less than $2,500; however, awards will be based on available funding and each applicant's financial need. The Dean shall determine and communicate to the Committee the total amount available for assistance each fiscal year. Awards are not automatically renewed. Current recipients may reapply for consideration.

Eligible Classes
Graduates from QUSL in the five-year period immediately preceding the year of disbursement are eligible to apply. For example, for the funds to be distributed in 2016, applicants may be from the classes of 2011 through 2015.

Eligible Employment
Each applicant must have secured a full-time, law-related position with a non-profit organization that provides, directly or through public policy efforts, legal services that benefit the community, underrepresented groups, or indigent persons. A law-related position is one which, as determined by the Committee, requires a JD or equivalent degree and makes direct use of the applicant's legal education. The Committee will give preference to applicants working in non-governmental positions when making awards; the Committee will follow practices consistent with Quinnipiac University's (QU) nondiscrimination policy.

Income Eligibility
Applicants must have secured employment in positions meeting the qualifications stated above. Applicants must also have a minimum of $50,000 in law school debt, with all loans in good standing. Absent unusual circumstances, applicants with salaries that exceed $50,000 annually are not likely to be competitive for selection for an LRAP award. The Committee will, however, consider other pertinent financial factors and life circumstances along with annual income when considering an applicant for an LRAP award. 

Application and Disbursement Procedures
Each applicant must complete and submit the Program Application (PA). Applications for 2016 may be submitted from January 1, 2016 through March 30, 2016. The Committee will announce award decisions no later than May 1, 2016. Applicants selected for LRAP awards will receive information from the Committee with instructions about the disbursement procedure. Download the application.

Full program details and complete criteria

If you have questions, please contact the Office of Financial Aid.

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