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Law Financial Foundations Series

The Chicago Office of Financial Aid and the Law School's Career Strategy Center have partnered to offer the Financial Foundations series, which is meant to help students understand the many options available for managing their student loans under a variety of career and salary variables. Our goal is to give you the information you need to be in control of your student loan repayment.

We hope to expand this series in future years to cover other financial topics, so if you have a topic in mind that you would like us to address, please let us know your thoughts.

The workshops offered during the inaugural 2017 season are outlined below. A PDF of the presentation will be linked once the workshop has been given.

Session Title Description

The Reality of Repaying Your Student Loans

  • Offered on 2/7/17
  • Check the Career Center blog for time and location

This workshop reviews the various options students have for repaying their federal student loans. We'll highlight how choosing the right repayment plan gives students a way to “pay smart” and fit repayment into their overall financial goals. We'll also review the similarities and differences between federal consolidation and private refinancing.

A recorded version of the workshop as presented by Zach Weber of the Chicago Office of Financial Aid will be made available on this website during Summer 2017.

Northwestern's Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP): the Nuts and Bolts You Need to Know

  • Offered on 2/14/17
  • Check the Career Center blog for time and location

This workshop reviews the Law School's Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP) and highlights how it can assist students in public interest or government jobs with repaying their student loans.

You can find more information about LRAP, as well as a calculator, on the Law School's website.

A recorded version of the workshop as presented by Katie Shelton of the Law School's Public Interest Center will be made available on this website during Summer 2017.

What You Need to Know About Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)

  • Offered on 2/28/17
  • Check the Career Center blog for time and location

This workshop reviews the eligibility criteria for the federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program and what you should do if you plan on using PSLF. We’ll also answer some frequently asked questions about the PSLF program and talk about what the future may hold for PSLF. Finally, we'll briefly touch on what you should know about private Bar Study loans.

A recorded version of the workshop as presented by Zach Weber of the Chicago Office of Financial Aid will be made available on this website during Summer 2017.
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