The UC Hastings Public Interest Career Assistance Program (PICAP) is designed to aid and encourage Hastings graduates who choose careers in public interest legal organizations or government agencies by assisting with repayment of qualifying, outstanding education loans. The intent of PICAP is to help graduates overcome the potential financial barrier that loan repayment may cause recognizing the disparity in salary between corporate employment and public interest. The College is pleased with its lineage of graduates who choose to use their skills and talent to serve in the public interest and is committed to supporting PICAP ensuring that its loan repayment assistance is significant and meaningful. This commitment is strengthened each year as the terms of the program and the annual budget are reviewed.
Applications will be accepted till February 29 for current PICAP participants and till April 15, 2016 for new PICAP applicants.
An updated UC Hastings PICAP Employer Certification is required when participants change jobs in the middle of the PICAP funding cycle. Please secure: 1) one from your former employer, documenting the date employment ended; and 2) one from your new employer. We require the original, hard copy of the document.
For additional information on PSLF, Income Driven Repayment , or the PICAP programs, please contact:
Complete your PICAP Promissory Note here:
Department of Education
Equal Justice Works