Assistance Program

Free Prescription Drugs

Drug companies will give certain people who cannot afford their medications their drugs free of charge. Your doctor will likely have to sign a form, and then the company will ship the medications to you or the doctor. I just checked the web site for Phizer and you can have an income up to $25,000 and even get Viagra for free! They are all there except Tap Pharmaceutical. You call them at 800-830-1015. Many state governments also have financial help for prescription drugs free through the Patients Assistance Program.

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Georgetown Graduates 100% Loan Forgiveness

This Program is to help JD graduates in pursuing careers in the field of public interest law. The Georgetown University Law Centers Loan Repayment Assistance Program offers eligible participants 100% forgiveness. To qualify applicants must be JD graduates from the class of 1996 and beyond. Contact the Financial Aid Office/LRAP Committee, Georgetown University Law Center, 600 New Jersey Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20001; 202-662-9080; Continue reading

George Washington Law School Graduates Receive $8,000 Loan Forgiveness

This program is to assist law school graduates working in public interest employment loan forgiveness of up to $8,000 per year. The George Washington Law School Loan Reimbursement Assistance Program requires that all applicants graduated in 1990 or later, must work approximately 30 or more hours/week in a legal public interest job, and your gross annual salary minus your annual law loan repayments is equal to or less than $37,000. Contact The George Washington University Law School, 2000 H Street, NW, Washington, DC 20052; 202-994-6261; Continue reading

Get 4 Interest Rate Reduction Subsidy

Called The Interest Assistance Program and referred to as Program #10.437 in the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance, this program provides a 4 percent subsidy to farmers and ranchers, who do not qualify for standard commercial credit. Guaranteed loans are serviced by a lender who has entered into a Lenders Agreement with the agency. The total loan limit for a guaranteed loan cannot exceed $731,000. Contact your local office of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Housing Service.

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100 Loan Forgiveness For JD Graduates

If you are alumni of the American University Washington College of Law you may be entitled to have all of your student loans eradicated. As a demonstration of its ongoing commitment to see its graduates apply the law to the greater good, WCL implemented the Public Interest Loan Repayment Assistance Program (PILRAP). PILRAP helps relieve economic burden imposed by educational debt by providing loan repayment assistance for JD graduates who work in full-time non-profit, government or other employment in which the graduate is engaged in serving under-represented or traditionally marginalized populations. To apply and gather more information about this exciting program contact the Washington College of Law, Attn:: Stephanie Sullivan Assistant Director, Public Interest Specialist, 4801 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016; 202-274-4000

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Emergency Money To Pay Rent and Utility Bills

The City of Leavenworth, Kansas contracts with Catholic Community Services (CCS) to offer an Emergency Housing Assistance program to families and individuals in need. The program provides counseling and valuable referrals to low-income city residents who are experiencing a housing emergency. Participants may be eligible for financial assistance for food, rent, utility bills and other expenses. Contact: Catholic Community Services (CCS), 716 N. 5th Street, Leavenworth, KS 66048. (913) 651-8060.

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