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

Posted Feb 10, 2012 1:37 PM CDT
By Martha Neil

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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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