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Bar exam fee & study loans

Loans for bar exam fees & bar study expenses

Bar exam fee

Federal Direct Loan funds are available for the cost of the bar examination. The average cost of one bar exam will be included in your Cost of Attendance budget once you have earned 60 credits toward your law degree. This will enable use of Federal Direct Loans to fund your examination expense.

Bar study loans (private lenders)

Federal student loans are not available for expenses incurred by law students after they graduate, such as the expenses associated with studying for the bar exam. A bar study loan helps finance costs such as bar review course fees and living expenses while you are studying for the bar exam.

Lenders offering Bar Study Loans are listed on ELMSelect. To apply, select the VIEW button on the lender of your choice.  Or, to learn more about the loans before making an application, select the VIEW button and click on the lender logo at the top of the view screen. 


IMPORTANT: Please contact Law Financial Aid to make sure you have exhausted your maximum annual federal loan eligibility before applying for a Bar Study Loan. There are many reasons why federal loans can be a better option.

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