Post Graduate Loan Forgiveness: Public Interest Loan Assistance Program (PILAP)

In 1988, the Loyola Law School faculty voted to dedicate a substantial percentage of its Rains Endowment to the establishment of the Public Interest Loan Assistance Program. Like the growing number of other law schools that are establishing such programs, Loyola is concerned that its graduates who wish to pursue a career in public interest law may be deterred by the massive burden of debt undertaken to complete law school.

Since July 1989, Loyola Law School has provided financial assistance to graduating students who accept lower-paying public interest employment but need help in repaying educational loans.