Posted Feb 16, 2016 03:35 pm CST
A $100 million gift announced last year has helped put Northwestern University’s Pritzker School of Law in a position to offer more financial aid to students and alumni.
Along with record-breaking contributions by others, the money will help fund $2 million in annual initiatives including a two-year interest-free period on student loans for recent graduates earning less than $90,000 annually; similar help, for one year, on an emergency basis, for alumni who are struggling financially; and an $8,000 funding guarantee for students who complete approved 10-week public interest fellowships, the law school announced Tuesday in a news release.
“This is our running start—though the race no doubt is a long one—to take some tangible steps that attempt to address student need and educational debt in creative and constructive ways,” said law school dean Daniel Rodriguez in the release.
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