Loan Forgiveness Program

Loan Forgiveness Program

Income Based Repayment Questions & Answers

The purpose of the Public Interest Law Loan Forgiveness Fund (PILLFF) shall be to provide financial assistance to graduates of the School of Law who obtain employment in the field of public interest law and who need assistance in repaying loans used to fund their legal education. This Fund was established in 2001 by retired USC Law Professor William McAninch to help alleviate the high debt incurred by young lawyers dedicated to serving the public.

Applications must be received by June 30

At the present time the committee meets only once a year. Final decisions on awards will be made in August. Awards are based solely on the availability of funds. Each award cycle runs from July 1st to June 30th. Applications received in the one year period prior to June 30th will be considered for distribution of a PILLFF award.

In accordance with §3 of the PILLFF Rules applicants are responsible for updating application information including changes in address, employment, salary and indebtedness. The PILLFF Committee reserves the right to request additional information.

All applications and accompanying documentation should be mailed to:

Pamela D. Robinson
USC School of Law
701 Main Street
Columbia, SC 29208