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Northwestern to offer more financial aid to law school students and alumni

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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.

Related coverage: “Northwestern University School of Law receives $15 million gift” “Northwestern offers ‘interest freedom plan’ to law grads earning less than $85K in private sector”

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