The majority of law students find it necessary to borrow money in order to finance their education. It is important to plan prudently and to select the loans that are best for you. In planning your financing strategy, students should explore all available loan options and understand the benefits, terms, and responsibilities of borrowing loans.
To be considered for any Federal Direct Loan Program, a student must submit the free application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), be enrolled at least half time, and be either a U.S. citizen, eligible non-citizen, or permanent resident. Any student who is in default of a federal loan or owes a refund to any federal program is ineligible to receive federal loan funds. Please refer to the eligibility requirements.
Credit-worthy students may also apply for the Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan after other sources of financial aid and personal resources have been exhausted. Students may borrow up to the cost of attendance minus other financial aid. McGeorge strongly encourages first-time borrowers to begin the pre-approval process for the Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan early. This allows time to resolve any issues on your credit report and to secure a co-signer if necessary.
Financial Aid Office
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