Federal Direct Loans and Federal Work Study are available through the Office of Financial Aid for Suffolk law students during the summer. Additionally, students are eligible to apply for summer fellowships through the Rappaport Center for Law and Public Service.
Suffolk Summer School Tuition Rates
Tuition costs for the 2014 regular summer school program are charged per credit hour. Please visit the Office of the Bursar online for JD and LL.M. summer rates in addition to summer joint degree program charges.
Summer Federal Direct Loans
Students who are enrolled at least half-time (3 law school credits, or 6 graduate school credits if in a joint degree program) in summer school, a study abroad program, C.I.L.S. Summer Internship, or another law school are eligible to apply for federal loans.
To apply, complete the 2014-2015 Free Application for Federal Student Aid and the 2014 Summer Financial Aid Application [PDF]. Students can apply for summer loan funding at any time during their summer enrollment. However, in order to avoid the 25% deposit for summer Boston registration or to ensure funding is received prior to your program departure date, all forms should be completed and submitted by March 1st. Forms submitted after March 1st will be processed in the order in which they are received. For detailed information on the financial aid application process, please visit "Applying for Aid".
Summer Federal Work Study
Students can also apply for Federal Work Study for the summer. In order to receive Summer Federal Work Study, you must have financial need and be planning to re-enroll at Suffolk University Law School for the Fall 2014 Semester or be enrolled at least half-time during the summer semester. Unless the student is taking courses in the summer and receiving financial aid, summer earnings are considered a part of the student’s financial aid award for the upcoming year and loan eligibility for the fall may be reduced.
A Summer 2014 Federal Work Study Request form must be completed in conjunction with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). If you have not already completed the FAFSA for 2013-14, that form must also be completed. The submission of both the Federal Work Study Request form and the two FAFSAs (along with any other requested documentation) is required for the application packet for Summer Federal Work Study to be considered complete. The deadline for a completed application packet is March 1, 2014. Summer Federal Work Study funds are limited and will be awarded to applicants in the order in which completed application packets are received in the Office of Financial Aid. For detailed information on the financial aid application process, please visit "Applying for Aid".
Suffolk Public Interest Law Group (SPILG)
SPILG is a student organization that supports the Summer Public Service Fellowship Program. Many public service employers cannot afford to pay for legal summer interns. When used in conjunction with Summer Federal Work Study awards, SPILG grants allow students to work full-time (a maximum of 35 hours per week) in a paid legal internship with a public interest, non-profit, or government agency that otherwise would be performed on a volunteer basis. For more information on the SPILG Program and how to apply, visit the Rappaport Center for Law and Public Service.