Pilot Loan Repayment Assistance Program Established at Pitt Law
When you entered Pitt Law, what did you really want to do with your law degree? Many students are committed to working in public interest careers, but skyrocketing educational debt and low public interest salaries have created tremendous obstacles to pursuing such goals. At Pitt Law, the average law school debt has risen to a staggering $72,000, with many students carrying significant additional debt from their undergraduate schools.
Pitt Law is pleased to announce that the generous pledge of Rick Zomnir, ’73, has allowed the Law School to establish a pilot Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP). LRAPs, such as Pitt Law’s pilot program, assist graduates working in public interest jobs by repaying a portion of their educational debt. The Pitt Law LRAP Planning Team, composed of faculty, staff, students and alums, is developing the pilot LRAP, with plans to present the first awards this spring.
This is only the first step in helping our graduates pursue their public interest careers. With your help, we hope to build upon the pilot LRAP and establish a sustainable program that will provide significant levels of debt relief to alumni working in public interest careers. If you would like to know more about the LRAP initiative and how you can help, please contact the Development & Alumni Affairs Office at 412-648-1305 or email@example.com.