Understanding the kind of financial assistance programs for which you may qualify—and how to apply—is an important part of the law school process. We’ve laid out a step-by-step guide for you:
- Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)—by March 1, if you can. The earliest you can submit the FAFSA is October 1st in the year prior to when you’ll receive aid. Loyola’s code is 001710. The information you submit on the FAFSA is used to determine your federal aid eligibility as well as determine some School of Law need-based awards.
- Apply and Complete Your Application. We consider all admitted students for merit scholarships when we review your file for admission. There is nothing additional you need to do. Announcement of your award is included in the admission letter.
- Review and Apply for Specialized Scholarships and Fellowships. Review the requirements and application process for these awards. If you are an upperclass student, we have awards just for you.
- Review Your Student Aid Report. After completing the FAFSA you will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR), which you review and adjust if you find errors.
- Determine Your Need. Once you’ve submitted the FAFSA, the U.S. Department of Education will determine your Expected Family Contribution (EFC). Loyola uses this information as well as information about University-based awards to determine your federal programs eligibility. We will send you a letter with your full package.
- Identify Outside Funding. Whether you use FastWeb or Scholarships.com or use our external funding list, do your research to identify other scholarships and grants for which to apply.
- Review Your Credit Report. Your credit report will notify you of any potential credit issues that may affect your ability to obtain certain federal loans.
Still have questions? The JD Admission & Scholarships Office can walk you through the process. We can be reached at 312.915.7170 or law-admissions@LUC.edu. If you are an admitted student or a continuing student and have a question about your FAFSA or federal awards, the Financial Aid Office can help. They can be reached at 773.508.7704 or lufinaid@LUC.edu. They also have an office on the 1st floor of Corboy Law Center.
By the numbers
SPECIALIZED SCHOLARSHIPS AND FELLOWSHIPS FOR WHICH NEW AND RETURNING STUDENTS MAY APPLY
OF INCOMING 2019 STUDENTS QUALIFIED FOR SCHOOL OF LAW AID
2019 GRADUATES BENEFITTED FROM LOYOLA'S LOAN REPAYMENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (LRAP)
2023-2024 Estimated Budgets
Full-Time JD Program
|Student Development Fee||$360|
|CTA U-Pass Fee||$348|
|Room & Board||$19,300|
Weekend JD Program
|Student Development Fee||$100|
|Room & Board||$19,300|
Subject to change. These numbers are presented as estimates of total cost. Specific fees and costs are detailed on the Office of the Bursar site.