Loyola Law School gives Loyola students the invaluable opportunity to experience public interest work, while providing public interest employers with law students assistance which they otherwise would not be able to afford. Every summer, the Summer Public Interest Employment Program (SPIEP) supports a number of students working at local nonprofit agencies, government agencies, and judicial courts.
Every year, the Student Financial Services Office establishes the maximum amount a student can earn each summer on a work-study contract. For summer 2023, the maximum amount awarded to students is $3,500. The maximum may be lower for students enrolled in summer school and/or not working full time.
- SPIEP Funding involves federal work-study funding and is not a grant.
- Working through a nonprofit, government agency, or judicial court qualifies for SPIEP. Note: Employment through a private for-profit, entertainment, or international agency does not qualify for funding.
- The receipt of work-study funding during the summer may affect your financial aid allocation for the next academic year. Please consult with financial aid personnel before you submit your completed application to determine the actual impact, if any, of summer work-study funding on your personal situation.
- All recipients must sign a work-study contract and submit regular timesheets.
Keep in mind also that timely submission of a completed application is not a guarantee that you will be employed through this program.
What is the amount of funding?
The Student Financial Services Office establishes the maximum amount a student can earn each summer on a work-study contract. For summer 2023, the maximum is $3,500. The maximum may be lower for students enrolled in summer school and/or not working full time. Awarded recipients will be paid by the Law School on an hourly basis at the rate of $18 per hour. Every year, the Student Financial Services Office sets the dates by which a recipient may begin and end work under the SPIEP work-study contract. The workdates for summer 2023 are 5/30/23-7/20/23.
What are the application deadlines?
The deadline to submit the SPIEP application and all required documents is 12 noon, April 11, 2023. Please see the SPIEP Application instructions.
The deadline to submit the 2022-2023 AND 2023-2024 FAFSA Forms is April 1, 2023
How does the Committee evaluate applications?
Funding is not guaranteed and will be awarded in order of completed application. Please apply as soon as possible.