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Yale Law Loan Forgiveness Program, While Still Generous, Requires Grads to Pay More


Faced with rising costs, Yale Law School is scaling back its tuition loan forgiveness program for graduates who opt to work in low-paying careers, relative to their corporate practitioner peers.

While still generous, compared to what many other law schools offer, the Career Options Assistance Program will now set a baseline salary of $50,000, down from a previous $60,000 baseline, and up the ante a bit concerning what law grads are expected to contribute, reports the Yale Daily News.

“We’re really just trying to protect the program long-term,” explained Brent Dickman. He is the law school’s associate dean for finance and administration.


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