Federal Financial Aid

Federal Aid Resources Available to Law Students

Direct Loan Program

The William D. Ford Direct Loan program allows eligible students to borrow fixed interest rate student loans and defer both interest and principal payments while in-school.  A variety of repayment options are available once students leave school, allowing everyone to develop a successful repayment strategy.  

Loans are disbursed at the beginning of each semester to Bursar student accounts to pay for direct charges (like tuition and fees). Loans can help pay for personal expenses, too, so once the any required charged have been satisfied, students can request the credit balance remaining from disbursed student loans to help pay for living expenses like housing, food, books and supplies.

Federal Work Study

Federal Work Study provides eligible J.D. students with the opportunity to work part time and use earnings toward educational expenses during the fall and spring semesters. The Federal Work Study program at the College of Law contributes funding for a variety of student employment opportunities including Faculty Student Assistants, Research Assistants, Classroom aides and Library positions. First-year law students are eligible to work; law students must make the personal decision on how to balance the academic demands of law school and a part-time job.