Applying for Aid

Law Students

LMU Loyola Law School offers a variety of financial assistance programs, including scholarships, loans, and work-study. It is important to apply on time for all forms of financial assistance.  

Applicants can help ensure their financial aid applications are given maximum consideration by carefully reading the financial aid guide on this site, following instructions on all financial aid forms, and submitting all materials to LMU Financial Aid or the appropriate agency in a timely manner. 

Eligibility Criteria

To receive federal financial aid, a student must be:

  • enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a regular student;
  • is a U.S. citizen or national; is a permanent resident of the U.S., or is a permanent resident of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands or the Northern Mariana Islands;
  • is not in default on any student loan

LMU Financial Aid will determine aid eligibility once the office has received the student's FAFSA and all required supporting documents. 

  • Complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2022-2023 year. 

    • LMU Loyola Law School Federal School Code: E00254
    • We encourage you to complete a 2021-2022 FAFSA for the Fall 2022 semester beginning on October 1, 2021, at studentaid.gov
    • Please ensure that you are completing the FAFSA for the correct aid year - multiple FAFSA aid years will be available, but Fall 2022 entering students must file the 2022-2023 FAFSA to be eligible for aid in Fall 2022.
    • The priority deadline to submit the FAFSA is March 18, 2022.

    *In order to electronically sign your form, you will need an FSA ID

    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 an 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 individualized credit reports from the following reporting agencies:

    Search for Outside Scholarships Early 

    LMU Financial Aid is excited to introduce Scholarship Universe, a new easy to use personalized process that makes finding and applying for external scholarships easier.

    What is Scholarship Universe? Scholarship Universe is a matching system that maximizes scholarship opportunities for students. Scholarship Universe allows students to create an academic profile that enables them to be connected with various outside scholarship opportunities that match their criteria. 

    What to expect after you submit the FAFSA

    • Applicants who complete an electronic application can check the status online after submission. 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 on the FAFSA once the FAFSA has been processed. Each school will use this information to calculate the aid needed to attend their institution. 
    • LMU Financial Aid 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.
    • LMU Financial Aid is responsible for sending students an award letter. The letter provides an estimated cost of attendance and the applicant's award eligibility and includes instructions about how to accept awards.
    • Please note: Applicants need to notify LMU Loyola Law School Admissions if their current address and/or phone number(s) change.  
  • Loyola Law School is offering Intersession courses from January 9 - 13, 2023. Financial aid is available in the form of federal loans for students attending Intersession who meet eligibility requirements.

    To be eligible students must be enrolled at least half-time for Spring 2023 and Intersession combined. Students who are not enrolling in Spring 2023 courses are not eligible for Intersession federal aid. 

    Please visit the LLS Intersession page for additional information. 

    To apply for Federal Direct Loans for Intersession complete and submit the application below.