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New & Current Students:

Graduates & Recent Students:

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Upcoming Get$mart!TM Events: 

Get $mart!™ is a financial literacy program brought to you by the Suffolk University Law School Office of Financial Aid.

As part of our financial literacy series Get $mart!™, all entering students who borrow or plan to borrow student loans are required to attend an online webinar entitled Wise Borrower prior to receiving federal loan funds. This webinar is presented by our partner AccessLex, a nonprofit agency expert in student loans and finances for students. New students should watch their email for an invitation and further details about events during orientation.


You can register even if you can't attend the live webcast! They will email you a recording, and you can send them an email if you have any questions.

Student Debt Relief Basics
Thursday, June 22 at 3:00 p.m. (EST)
This webinar provides a basic overview of the options available for managing your student debt after graduation. Register here.

Equal Justice Works Fellowship Application - Tips for Candidates
Wednesday, June 28 at 3:00p.m. (EST)
Want to fund your dream job? Each year, Equal Justice Works funds approximately 70 public interest Fellowships across the country, each for a two-year term. This webinar will give you a tips on how to find a host organization and draft a successful application! Register here


Additional Information & Web Links 

We encourage you to review these sites and feel that you will find a pool of resources that will be helpful to you as a Suffolk University Law School graduate.


Individual Student Debt Repayment Information Specifically for Law School Graduates

Founded in 1983, AccessLex Institute is a nonprofit membership organization comprised of nearly 200 nonprofit and state-affiliated ABA-approved law schools. From providing financial education resources and services for students and schools, to supporting research programs and data collection, to driving policy advocacy, we work to promote broad access, affordability and the value of legal education specifically, and graduate and professional education more broadly.

AccessConnex® is the first service of its kind to provide free, on-demand, one-to-one student loan repayment and financial aid information to graduate and professional students, and recent grads. Whether by phone, e-mail, live chat feature, borrowers seeking guidance on financing their education, managing student loan repayment, understanding the complexities of repayment plans, or other student loan questions have the ability to get answers from our expert AccessConnex Service Representatives – personal, confidential and 100% free.

Equal Justice Works

Career & Student Debt Information for Lawyers

The mission of Equal Justice Works is to create a just society by mobilizing the next generation of lawyers committed to equal justice. We provide leadership to ensure a sustainable pipeline of talented and trained lawyers are involved in public service. Equal Justice Works provides a continuum of programs that begin with incoming law school students and extend into later careers in the profession. We provide the nation’s leading public interest law fellowship program and offer more postgraduate, full-time legal positions in public service than any other organization including:

AmeriCorps Legal Fellowships
Equal Justice Works Fellowships
VISTA Legal Fellowships
Public Defender Corps
Student Debt Relief

Take Control of Your Future is a comprehensive guide to managing student debt for lawyers and law students. It is especially valuable for anyone with an interest in a public interest legal career who wants to learn how income-driven repayment plans, Public Service Loan Forgiveness and loan repayment assistance programs can help protect their financial future.  Download your copy.


A Comprehensive Financial Literacy Program

Suffolk University Law School has teamed up with SALT to offer a comprehensive financial literacy program, brought to you in partnership with the Office of Student Financial Assistance and American Student Assistance (ASA). After working with millions of student borrowers, American Student Assistance (ASA) combined 50+ years of knowledge and best practices into a powerful program called SALT. Today, there are 259 participating schools nationwide and over 1,000,000 active members! SALT is designed to empower students and alumni to confidently approach, manage and pay back their student loans and gain financial skills for life. SALT offers a comprehensive continuum of service from education financing through successful loan repayment.

SALT offers services built around YOU- before, during and after school:

  • Well-timed, neutral financial education resources, advice, and self-paced courses designed from your point of view
  • Live one-on-one counseling by trained advisers who can answer your questions objectively and advocate on your behalf
  • Easy-to-use tools that help you monitor and manage your loans and payments online
  • Help in finding jobs, internships and scholarships

To get started, please register at SALT Money.

In the News

A selection on articles on student loans, debt, financial literacy and other items of interest.

5 Ways President Trump Could Affect your Student Loans  LA Times 11/15/16

3 Student Loan Reforms to Expect Under Trump  US News & World Report 1/31/17