Managing Law School Debt with the GI Bill or Military Debt Relief Programs

Alan Peña
The Post-9/11 GI Bill and the military student loan repayment programs require a multi-year commitment to military service.

The Post-9/11 GI Bill and the military student loan repayment programs require a multi-year commitment to military service.

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The 2020 ABA YLD Law School Student Loan Debt Survey Report examines the issues at the heart of the student loan crisis and offers recommendations. Read the report.

There is no debate that law school is expensive. According to the most recent data from the National Center for Education Statistics, most law graduates graduate with an average debt of $145,000. Eligible military servicemembers can avoid this debt burden by using the GI Bill to help pay for law school. For graduates who have already incurred law school debt, the military’s various student loan repayment and other debt-relief programs are additional options to alleviate student debt.

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