Financial Aid for Law Students - Loans, Scholarships and Grants

Financial Aid, Loans, Scholarships and Grants

  • Campus-Based Aid

    The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Federal Work-Study (FWS), and Federal Perkins Loan programs are called campus-based programs because they're administered directly by the financial aid office at each participating school. Not all schools participate in all three programs. Check with your school's financial aid office to find out which programs they participate in.

  • Department of Education - Grants

    The Department offers several kinds of grants: * grants to help students attend college. Students can use the Free Application for Federal Student Aid to apply for Pell Grants and other aid for college. * formula grants to agencies using formulas determined by Congress. There is no application process. * discretionary grants to organizations, agencies, and individuals. These are awarded using a competitive process. Anyone who meets the eligibility requirements can apply. Discretionary grants are what people usually have in mind when thinking about applying for a grant from the Department. The remainder of this page is devoted to discretionary grants and the questions people often ask.

  • Department of Education's Direct Loan Program

    Students and parents can explore the site for information about the Direct Loan Program, including helpful publications and tools to help manage their Direct Loans. Financial aid professionals at schools can find operational communications and guidance, technical documents, and related information as well as tools for administering the program at their school. There is also a special section for schools interested in joining the program.

  • DOE - Discretionary Grant Application Packages

    Applicants may wish to request an official copy of the package as important information may be scrambled when downloading the electronic version, and so that we may have a record of how to contact you in case there is a change in the competition. Instructions for obtaining a free printed copy are specified in the detailed information below about each open competition.

  • Federal Student Aid - Financial Support, Grants and Loans

    Federal Student Aid, an office of the U.S. Department of Education, ensures that all eligible individuals can benefit from federally funded financial assistance for education beyond high school. We consistently champion the promise of postsecondary education to all Americans —and its value to our society. Federal Student Aid plays a central and essential role in supporting postsecondary education by providing money for college to eligible students and families. We partner with postsecondary schools, financial institutions and others to deliver services that help students and families who are paying for college.

  • Law School Grants and Scholarships

    Students who are eligible for law student grants must prove a financial need for supplemental college funds. If you are applying, contact the associated fund and request an application. You can search online, your local library or through a career or financial aid advisor. Make sure you meet the criteria requirements stipulated on the grant.

  • Student Scholarship Search

    For college scholarships and grants, Student Scholarship Search, an Edvisors company founded in 2003, strives to serve students by providing daily, free scholarship updates across a wide variety of requirements. The site not only focuses on national scholarships, but also includes scholarships by state and level of education.

  • Understanding Grants and Loans

    Once you have applied for federal student aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), we can determine if you qualify for federal grants, loans, or work-study.

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