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RWU Law students can apply to receive up to $3,500 in a public interest summer stipend.  Students chosen have used this funding to finance their summer work in New England, across the U.S. and beyond.

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Public Interest Loan Repayment Assistance Program "PILRAP"

Roger Williams University School of Law Public Interest Loan Repayment Assistance Program

Thanks to the generosity of Roger Williams University, and Jack and Sara McConnell, we began our program for the graduates of 2008, and are excited to continue the program. Applications for 2017 will be available beginning in March 2017 with a due date of May 1, 2017.

In addition to the RWU Law Public Interest Loan Repayment Assistance Program, the College Cost Reduction and Access Act of 2007, signed into law in 2008, created a federal public service loan forgiveness program.  This program provides cancellation of debt for graduates who have federal student loans and work for 10 years in the public interest.  Our program is intended to help alumni who may not necessarily work continuously in the public sector for ten years.  Equal Justice Works and The Project on Student Dept have the most comprehensive website with updates, information, and guidance about the law.  Equal Justice Works provides frequent webinars about public interest loan forgiveness – including other federal initiatives – so please spend some time learning the most up-to-date information.


ACCESS ASSIST - As a graduate of RWU Law, you are eligible to use the free services of Access Assist provided by Access Group.  The Access Assist Service Representatives are trained professionals that will answer any repayment questions you may have, go over the various and often complex repayment plans available, and help you determine what may be the best plan for your current situation.   Simply call 1-844-755-HELP (4357).  Representatives will be available from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Eastern Time.   For additional information about Access Assist please visit their webpage.    Access Assist FAQs