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Federal Direct Loans and Federal Work Study are available through the Office of Financial Aid for Suffolk law students during the summer.

Suffolk Summer School Tuition Rates

Tuition costs for the 2015 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 dual 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 dual 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 2015-2016 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the 2015 Summer Financial Aid Application.

Students can apply for additional summer loan funding (Federal PLUS or private, alternative loan), if required at any time during their summer enrollment. However, to avoid loss of registration and/or to ensure that financial aid is awarded prior to the billing due date, all loan forms should be completed and submitted by April 15th. Forms submitted after April 15th 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 a current student planning to re-enroll at Suffolk University Law School for the following fall 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.  In addition, students should note that they cannot receive both credit and compensation for work performed under the FWS program.

A Summer 2015 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 2014-15, that form must also be completed. The submission of both the Federal Work Study Request form and the two FAFSAs (2014-15 & 2015-16) 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 has been extended to March 20, 2015. 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.