Resources & Links
Applying for Financial Aid
- Fafsa.ed.gov- Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be completed each academic year.
- Studentloans.gov- Federal Student Aid website where you complete loan requirements and manage your student loans.
- Chicago-Kent Scholarships- Academic performance based scholarships are awarded by the Admissions Office.
- Record Page- Weekly bulletin of scholarships that are offered through external organizations and from Chicago-Kent donors.
- CLEO (Council on Legal Education Opportunity)- non-profit project of the ABA Fund for Justice and Education to expand opportunities for minority and low-income students to attend law school
Please be mindful that you should never pay for scholarship or financial aid search results.
Federal Student Aid (an Office of the U.S. Department of Education) is your source for all Direct Loan repayment information, including information on all repayment plans, calculators, deferment, forbearance, consolidation, and loan forgiveness.
- Pay as you Earn
- Public Service Loan Forgiveness
- Public Service Job Directory online database developed by NALP providing a comprehensive clearinghouse of public interest organizations and opportunities for lawyers and law students.
- Income Based Repayment
- IBR INFO.ORG is a nonprofit non-partisan source of information created to help student loan borrowers learn about two new loan repayment programs: Income Based Repayment Plan and Public Service Loan Forgiveness.
- Federal Loan Consolidation
- Loan Repayment Assistance Program (Chicago-Kent LRAP)
- Project on Student Debt is an independent, nonprofit organization works to increase public understanding of the loan borrowing trend and the implications for our families, economy, and society. Recognizing that loans play a critical role in making college possible, the Project's goal is to identify cost-effective solutions that expand educational opportunity, protect family financial security, and advance economic competitiveness.
- Equal Justice Works is a nonprofit organization founded by law students to mobilize the next generation of lawyers committed to equal justice. Their Educational Debt Relief program is devoted to advocating for educational debt relief and spreading the word to make sure those who need relief are taking the right steps to qualify.
- Student Loan Borrowers Assistance Project is a resource for borrowers, their families, and advocates representing student loan borrowers provided by the National Consumer Law Center. This site is for students who already have student loans and want to know more about their options and rights.
- Department of Education Repayment Plans Comparison Calculator
- Access Group Calculator: Prospective Students, Current Students, and Students That Graduated
- Loan Consolidation Payment Calculator
IRS Tax Infomation
- Education Tax Benefit Information: Publication 970
- Visit a qualified tax advisor for information
Financial Literacy Resources
- NASFAA Financial Literacy Report: Current efforts to enhance financial education among students to help them make informed decisions about choosing where and how to finance postsecondary education, and to aid students in making sound financial decisions when enrolled and beyond.
- MyMoney.gov: This website is a product of the Congressionally chartered Federal Financial Literacy and Education Commission, which is made up of more than 20 Federal entities that are coordinating and collaborating to strengthen financial capability and increase access to financial services for all Americans.
- Access Group: Information for prospective students, current students, and graduates
- Annualcreditreport.com: Get a free copy of your credit report annually
Contact information for all current federal loan servicers
The National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) is the U.S. Department of Education's central database for student aid. NSLDS provides a centralized, integrated view of Title IV loans and Pell grants that are tracked through their entire cycle. All federal loans are submitted to NSLDS by the loan servicer.