Summer Stipend Program

Summer Stipend Program

The Summer Stipend Program is a comprehensive, collaborative program through which alumni, students, legal employers, and various friends of Notre Dame Law School provide stipends for our students performing otherwise unpaid legal public interest work around the world. Eligible students working in certain public interest positions in the United States may also choose to supplement their stipend award with matching Federal Work Study funds, which are limited in number.

Student Information

Please refer to the 2014 Summer Stipend Program Guidebook if you are looking to acquaint yourself with the application process or to understand how an award may impact your financial aid package. From there, please contact the CDO with questions you may have.

Employment Forms

All students enrolled in the Summer Stipend Program, including both those receiving only Base Funding and those receiving Federal Work Study funds, need to become employees of the University of Notre Dame. You may schedule an appointment with CDO if you wish to complete those forms. To that meeting, you will need to bring all accompanying materials, which includes required documentation to complete your I9 (e.g., U.S. Passport or Driver’s License plus either Social Security Card or Birth Certificate). Alternatively, a lunch presentation will occur on March 30 when all forms will be explained and completed.

2015 Summer Stipend and Federal Work Study Important Dates

February File 2014 taxes (use IRS PIN to complete FAFSA)
Spring Break Return to campus with documentation required for I9 and Direct Deposit Form
March 31 FAFSA application priority deadline
April 15 Host Agency Agreement and Student Agreement Due for FWS consideration
April 15 Employment Paperwork Due (I9, W4, WH4, Direct Deposit Form)
May 01 Host Agency Agreement and Student Agreement Due for Base Funding / No Federal Work Study
Early May Notifications of FWS funds sent to students
June 13 First payment disbursed
June 30 Second payment disbursed
July 10 Midpoint hours verification form due
July 15 Third payment disbursed
July 31 Final payment disbursed
August 15 Final hours verification form due


+ Agency Agreement for Federal Work Study
+ Agency Agreement for Only Base Funding
Student Agreement for Class of 2016
Student Agreement for Class of 2017
Direct Deposit Form
Midpoint Hours Verification Form
Final Hours Verification Form

+ You are required to only submit one Agency Agreement. If you are applying for Federal Work Study, then please complete the ‘Agency Agreement for Federal Work Study’. If you only wish to have the only base funding stipend, then please complete the ‘Agency Agreement for Only Base Funding’. If you apply but do not receive Federal Work Study, your first Agency Agreement will suffice.


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