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Brooklyn Law School to give unemployed grads money back

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Posted at 12:48 PM, Jul 13, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-13 12:48:22-04

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — No, it’s not a clerical error.

Brooklyn Law School said Monday that it will refund graduates 15 percent of the total they paid in tuition if they are still searching for a job nine months after receiving their degree.

The program is called “Bridge to Success” and will begin with the incoming class of 2015.

The payment will be made in a lump sum and is meant to act as a safety net that will help give students more time to find “meaningful, full-time employment,” the school said in a statement.

According to the law school — which has total enrollment of about 1,100 — its job placement record in the last two years has been approximately 90 percent.

The partial tuition refund program is the latest in a series of initiatives undertaken by the school in an effort to help students and alumni.

Last year, Brooklyn Law announced a 15 percent tuition reduction. And the year before the school created a 2-year J.D. program, the first of its kind in the New York City area.