Financial Options for Public Service Careers

| By: Kyle Fitzenreiter

Our Loan Repayment Assistance Program may help ease financial concerns for those pursuing public service jobs.


For students pursuing law careers in public service, the Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP) may provide some financial assistance to easing student debt.

How the Program Works
The program is designed to ensure graduates with law school loan burdens may choose public service positions that pay modest salaries. Under the program, the law school loans graduates funding to help repay qualifying law school educational loans. The LRAP loans are then forgiven over a three-year period, provided that the graduates remain in public interest or public service employment.

How Much Can Be Repaid?
For participants with adjusted incomes under $45,000, the program covers 100 percent of monthly law school loan repayments. For participants with adjusted incomes between $45,000 and $55,000, the program covers a portion of monthly loan payments. All coverage is subject to an annual total cap.

How is the Program Funded?
Thanks to the tremendous support of our law alumni, the program has grown steadily since its 2001 inception. The program now benefits from a significant endowment.

Additional Resources
Notre Dame Law School Admissions Office
Notre Dame Law School Career Development Office