February 13, 2009 10:03 Age: 5 yrs

Emory Law Raises Income Cap in Loan Repayment Assistance Program

Emory University School of Law has announced changes to its 2009 Loan Repayment Assistance Program, or LRAP, effective for the classes of 2004-2008. The revised plan now includes a third tier of benefits and the income cap has been raised on the second tier of benefits.

“LRAP is a vital component of our thriving public interest program,” said Emory Law Dean David F. Partlett.  “Emory Law remains committed to offering graduates who choose careers in public service the opportunity to do so regardless of educational debt." 

Under the new plan, a third tier of benefits has been created for graduates working in the public sector and earning annual salaries of $50,000 to $55,000.  In doing so, the income cap in the second tier of benefits has been raised from $48,000 to $50,000.

“The LRAP committee felt strongly that we wanted to meet the needs of our graduates in public interest work, especially in these challenging times, while steering a sound course for the plan’s future,” said Brooks Seay, Emory Law Associate Dean for Finance and Administration. The committee is comprised of Emory Law alumni, students, faculty and staff.

LRAP offers eligible Emory Law graduates the opportunity to pursue public interest and public sector positions by providing financial assistance to offset their educational debt. The program is made possible by the generous fundraising efforts of students, alumni, faculty and staff.

The deadline to apply for LRAP for members of the classes of 2004-2008 is Feb. 16, 2009. More information about the program, including the plan description and a list of frequently asked questions are available online. Details about the plan for Emory Law’s class of 2009 will be made available later this spring.

To support Emory Law’s LRAP, you may make a donation online. Please direct your gift to the “Law School Loan Repayment Assistance Program.”

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