Summer Public Interest Employment Program (SPIEP)

The summer grant program may enable students to undertake full-time or part-time employment in public interest law and to a more limited extent, some governmental agencies.

Funding is available for current first and second year students wanting to work during the summer for eligible public interest employers.

Students must be eligible for Federal Work Study to be considered.

Approximately 70 students work for a variety of organizations such as:

  • American Civil Liberties Union
  • Asian/Pacific Legal Center
  • Harriet Buhai Center Family Law Project
  • Inner City Law Center
  • Legal Aid Society of Los Angeles
  • Public Counsel
  • Western Law Center for Disability Rights
  • Approximately 10 of the 70 placements have been with government agencies

For more information, please contact the Public Interest Law Department at (213) 736-1059 or .

Veteran Programs

The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is not required to receive veteran’s benefits or for the Yellow Ribbon program. However, as a veteran you may also apply for other forms of financial aid like loans.

If you are a recipient of Veteran's Benefits, you are responsible for submitting any enrollment verification documents required by the VA to Loyola's Office of the Registrar.

You are required to notify the Office of Financial Aid of the amount and type of veteran's benefits that you will receive while enrolled at Loyola. These benefits must be coordinated with other federal, state, and university aid that you may be eligible to receive.

VA Educational Benefits (VEB) must be coordinated with other financial aid awards according to federal, state and institutional policy. Students receiving VEB (including Yellow Ribbon funds) cannot receive funds designated for tuition/fees only that exceed the actual amount of tuition and mandatory fees for the University.

For more information, please contact Loyola's Office of the Registrar at (213) 736-1130 or

Yellow Ribbon Program

The Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program (Yellow Ribbon Program) is a provision of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008.

This program allows degree-granting institutions in the United States to voluntarily enter into an agreement with the Veteran’s Administration (VA). Under this agreement, the school may contribute up to 50% of tuition expenses, and the VA will match that amount. Loyola has funding to provide a direct grant of $5,000 to a maximum of 10 qualifying veterans ($2,500 in the fall term and $2,500 in the spring term). Students will be considered for the Yellow Ribbon Award on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Detailed information about the Yellow Ribbon Program can be found online at website.

For more information, please contact Loyola's Office of the Registrar at (213) 736-1130 or