To help you prepare for the financial decisions you will make following graduation, we have two special workshop opportunities for you.

PART I – Loan Strategy Workshops

Learn about loan repayment basics and advanced repayment strategies that can lead to both saving money and reducing stress. These sessions cover more than the online federal loan exit interview. We have pre-graduation sessions, post-graduation sessions, and our flexible make your own group opportunities.

Three of the scheduled sessions have an LRAP focus for students pursuing a public-service career path. Advance registration is not required.

Part II - Life After Georgetown Law Workshop

While learning about loan repayment is critical, it’s only one part of an overall financial plan you need as you prepare for your professional career. Therefore, we are pleased to invite you to the follow-up workshop – “Life After Georgetown Law” – to learn more about savings, retirement planning, insurance needs, home buying, etc.

This interactive workshop typically lasts about two hours and is well worth the commitment of time.

As with the Loan Strategy Workshops, you can attend one of our pre-scheduled sessions or build your own group with friends.

Complete Student Loan Exit Counseling

Graduating students must complete exit counseling. The purpose of exit counseling is to ensure you understand your student loan obligations and are prepared for repayment. This is an option if you are unable to attend one of our Loan Strategy Workshops.

Bar Loan Information

Find out about the Bar Loan (a private loan that covers post-graduation expenses), and then let us know so we can be on the lookout with your lender. The loans are processed differently than federal student loans - we don't know until you tell us.

LRAP Information Sessions in the Fall

In the fall we offer sessions covering Georgetown Law's Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP). This session is for JD graduates who have an interest in the Public Service sector and plan to apply for LRAP assistance by the December 6th deadline. We will discuss the requirements of the program, the application documents, as well as the eligible repayment plans. Please watch your emails for a reminder from the LRAP team and mark your calendars to revisit this page in mid-September just in case your miss the email.

Set a Reminder to Apply for LRAP

Our Loan Repayment Assistance Program supports our alumni pursuing full-time, legally-related employment with governments (federal, state, local or tribal) or 501(c)(3) non-profits. Spring graduates should mark October 1 on their calendars as the date to visit our site. The application usually opens around that date.

Licensure Budget Adjustment (link provided soon)

In your final year of attendance your Cost of Attendance will include an additional amount of borrowing eligibility, per new federal regulations, to cover the cost of the bar exam fees for the DC Bar. For the 2024-25 academic year, that amount is $800. These funds generally disburse with your spring semester loan disbursement.

You are allowed to adjust your Cost of Attendance (COA) budget, utilizing your student loans to cover one Bar Exam license fee above the cost of the DC Bar.