To apply for federal financial aid, go to www.fafsa.ed.gov to complete your FAFSA. Our federal school code is 002210. You do not have to wait to be admitted before filing your FAFSA.
Your cost of attendance budget, determined by your enrollment and residency status, is listed under the financial aid tab in your COIN account. It can also be obtained by contacting the Law School Financial Aid Staff at 508.985.1187 or by email.
Federal direct student loans
By submitting your FAFSA, your eligibility for Unsubsidized Stafford Loans, up to $20,500 annually, will be determined. You will be notified if additional information is required. An award letter notifying you of your eligibility will be mailed or emailed to you.
Direct Graduate Plus Loan
Should you need additional funding, the Direct Graduate Plus Loan is available to supplement educational expenses up to your cost of attendance at the law school. Your cost of attendance budget, determined by enrollment and residency, is listed under the financial aid tab in your COIN account or can be obtained by contacting Law School Financial Services.
Graduate Plus Loan applications are processed electronically. Before starting, view the 2013-2014 Graduate Plus Loan Application Instructions. As part of the process, you will be required to complete the Graduate Plus Budget Worksheet 2013-2014 and submit it to Law School Financial Services. If you anticipate requesting a Graduate Plus Loan, please submit your budget worksheet as soon as possible so that it will be on file when your application is received.
Private education loans
The law school financial aid staff strongly advises students to borrow through the federal loan program. However, we recognize that under certain exceptional circumstances a private education loan is necessary. MEFA, Citizens Bank, Sallie Mae, Discover Student Loans, etc. are lenders offering private educational loans. Please contact the financial aid staff for information and application details.
Scholarships and fellowships
Law school merit and need based scholarships and fellowships are offered to qualified students.
A payment plan enables you to break your educational costs into easy-to-handle monthly payments rather than pay for the entire semester or year in one large sum. Tuition Management Systems administers a payment plan for the law school. Please contact them directly at www.afford.com or 800-722-4867.