Applying for Aid

Law Students

Loyola offers a variety of financial assistance programs, including scholarships, loans, and work-study. It is important to apply properly and on-time for all forms of financial assistance.  Loan amounts are determined by the Financial Aid Office using the information you provide in the FAFSA form.  

With the idea in mind that law school is an investment, consider carefully how your legal education will be financed and what your needs are while in law school. We are glad to discuss these issues with you as you make your decision about attending law school.

Please select the link below for application instructions and additional information. 

  • Summer 2018

    Students interested in receiving federal loans for the summer term must complete and submit a Summer Financial Aid application by the published deadline, as well as the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the current school year by the priority deadline of April 20. Non-LMU students who wish to apply to receive summer aid from their home institution must apply through their home school and submit a consortium agreement to the LMU Financial Aid Office. Students must enroll in at least two units to receive federal loans. Students who withdraw or take a leave of absence from summer courses will be subject to the Return of Title IV refund policy and the Tuition Liability/Refund policy discussed in the sections above. Summer Financial Aid forms can be found here.

    If you have not already completed a 2017-2018 FAFSA, we recommend that you complete it by April 20 to receive a summer aid award prior to the first Student Accounts summer tuition deadline of May 30. We cannot guarantee Financial Aid awards for a FAFSA received after June 1. All loan borrowers at LMU are required to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Although you may be approved by your lender to borrow an alternative (private) loan before submitting a FAFSA, LMU will not certify or disburse any loan funds until a FAFSA is completed.

    Students who have not submitted a 2017-2018 FAFSA for the current academic should submit one prior to submitting a LLS Summer Financial Aid Application. The last date to file a 2017-2018 FAFSA is June 30, 2018. Non-LMU students who wish to apply to receive summer aid from their home institution must apply through their home school and submit a Consortium Agreement to the LMU Financial Aid Office. 

    LMU considers summer school the end of the school year. Therefore, the eligibility of each student is based upon each student's remaining annual limits for grants and loans. Students who receive their maximum grant and/or loan eligibility for the Fall and Spring semesters may not have any remaining eligibility for summer financial aid.

    Please review the information below on the types of award and the requirements needed to receive them for Summer 2018 enrollment. Additional enrollment rules can be found in the Policies and Procedures section of our website. 

    Additional Summer financial aid information, including forms, can be found here. 

  • Fall 2018 and Spring 2019

    Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

    • The 2018-2019 application for federal student aid is available on October 1, 2018.
    • Applicants can use estimated income figures if they have not yet completed their income tax return. Applicants should not wait until tax returns are done to complete the FAFSA.
    • The federal school code for Loyola Law School is E00254.
    • Priority deadline to submit the FAFSA is March 18, 2018.

      In order to electronically sign your form, you will need an FSA ID. In the past, families and students used a federal PIN number. These PIN numbers are now being replaced with the new FSA ID process. Even if you have an existing PIN number, you will need to follow these steps in order to creat an FSA ID

    Watch the Federal Student Aid's video tutorial, "How to Fill Out the FAFSA."

    Review Your Credit Report

    • A credit check is performed to determine eligibility for a Direct Graduate PLUS loan.  We strongly encourage applicants to request credit reports from all three credit reporting agencies.  Please carefully review the credit reports to ensure eligibility requirements are met. Applicants with adverse credit history, should start working on resolving these issues before school starts. Learn more!.  
    • The Annual Credit Report website offers free credit reports.  Additionally, applicants can request individualize credit reports from the following reporting agencies:

    Search for Outside Scholarships Early

    • A variety of scholarships are available from private sources. Information on outside scholarships can be found here. 

    What to expect after you submit the FAFSA

    • Applicants who complete an electronic application can check the status online after submission.  For paper applications it can take up to 7 – 10 days before a confirmation is mailed.  Applicants can also verify the status of their FAFSA application by contacting the Federal Student Aid Information Center
    • The Office of Federal Student Aid will send applicants a summary of their FAFSA, known as the Student Aid Report (SAR), within three days to three weeks after their FAFSA is submitted.   Applicants should review their SAR carefully to ensure that all the information is correct.  The SAR will allow you to make any required changes or updates. 
    • The Office of Federal Student Aid will provide the SAR data to the school(s) listed in the FAFSA once the FAFSA has been processed.  Each school will use this information to calculate the aid needed to attend their institution. 
    • The Financial Aid Office may contact an applicant for additional information.  If information is requested, applicants need to respond within two weeks of the original request.  An award letter cannot be processed until all required documents are received.
    • The Financial Aid Office is responsible for sending students an award letter.  The letter provides an estimated cost of attendance and applicants award eligibility, and includes instructions about how to accept awards.
    • Please note:  Applicants need to notify the Loyola Law School Office of Admissions if their current address and/or phone number(s) change.  

    Watch the Federal Student Aid's informational video, "After the FAFSA: What Happens Next."

  • Intersession 2019

    Loyola Law School is offering Intersession courses from January 7 -13, 2019. Financial aid is available in the form of federal direct loans for students attending  Intersession who meet eligibility requirements. 

    Students interested in receiving financial aid for Intersession are required to complete the Intersession Financial Aid Application.


    • 2019 Intersesion Financial Aid Application - Available in November
    • 2019 Intersesion Information Page - Available in November
    • 2019 Intersesion Tuition and Fees - Available in November