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Week of February 18, 2002

Tax Benefits for Higher Education

Did you know that there are U.S. tax breaks if you plan to go to college?  Go to the following website to learn about tax breaks for those either planning to go to college, already in school, or for people who have graduated and are paying back loans on their education:

Exit Interviews

If you are a December Grad, Federal Regulations require you to complete an exit interview form which can be completed online at

For those graduating students who have not received a Borrower Profile, stop in the Financial Aid to pick yours up.

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 that are tracked through their entire cycle: 

In order to complete your FAFSA online, you must have a PIN number. In order to obtain a PIN number, you may access the following website: 


Visiting Another Law School

If you are planning to visit another law school for any term, and you would like to apply for financial aid, please submit all of the required paperwork to ensure receiving your disbursements in a timely manner.  If you have any questions regarding this process, please call the Office of Financial Aid. 


The following forms are available to download:

1. Chicago-Kent Study Abroad Financial Aid Request Form
2. Chicago-Kent Visiting Away at Another Law School Request Form
3. 2001-2002 Verification Worksheet
4.  Student Worksheet A, B and C
5.  Express Federal Loan Application
6.  Express Alternative Loan Application


These forms can be downloaded from forms page

Joint-Degree Students

If you are a student who is planning on taking both Law and MBA Courses for the 2001-02 academic year, please be advised that this may affect your financial aid.  Please call the Financial Aid Office at (312) 906-5180 and schedule an appointment with a financial aid counselor so we may give you a detailed breakdown of how your loans will be disbursed.

Private Loan Programs

Signature Loan Update:   Signature Loan from Bank One was originally one of our preferred lenders listed on the 2001-02 Alternative Express Loan Application.  Please be advised that we have substituted Law Loans for Signature Bank.  The same terms still apply.  In addition, Saliie Mae is still the servicer for that particular loan program. 

Promissory notes for Law Loans are available in the Office of Financial Aid.

IlT Loan from IDAPP:  If you chose Illinois Institute of Technology as your private loan lender for the 2001-02 academic year, you must also select Illinois Institute of Technology as your preferred Federal Stafford Loan lender, -OR- you must select a lender not on our preferred lender list but who is an  Illinois lender for your Federal Stafford Loans.

You can apply for this loan online at
 If you want the school to initiate the process, you must complete an Alternative Express Loan Application.

Apply for federal financial aid online using the Department of Education's FAFSA on the Web.  It's free, fast, easy and accurate!!


If you need help completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the Department of Education provides this helpful site with complete instructions, and phone numbers if you need more help:

Office Hours

The Office of Financial Aid is open Monday through Thursday, 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM and Friday, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.  We are located on the second floor in Suite 230.  Please feel free to stop in our office during business hours with any concerns or questions you may have. 



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