McGeorge School of Law

How to Apply for Financial Aid

To receive financial aid, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. By completing the FAFSA, you are applying for federal student aid such as Federal Direct student loans, work-study and some scholarships.

It takes approximately three to four weeks to process during peak periods. To check the status of your FAFSA, call 800.433.3243, or you may check the application status online using your PIN number.

Each year, to receive federal financial aid, completion of either a pre-filled FAFSA or a new FAFSA (if there is no previous FAFSA), is required. The Department of Education prefers on-line FAFSA's. If no computer access is available, call FAFSA at 1.800.4FEDAID. It is essential that applicants provide complete and accurate information to avoid processing delays. All information is kept strictly confidential.

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Your FAFSA can be completed online. If this is your first time filling out this form, you will need a Federal Student Aid Identification (FSA ID).

Our federal school code is 001329.

Be sure to submit requested documents. Additional documentation may be required to determine your financial aid eligibility. You will be notified by mail if we require additional documentation. Once we have confirmed your acceptance to the law school, received your FAFSA and all requested documents, your financial aid eligibility will be determined and you will receive a financial aid award letter.

Priority Deadline

In order to ensure that their financial aid proceeds are available within the first few weeks of school, applicants are encouraged to begin the financial aid application process when you apply for Admission. The Financial Aid Office recommends that applicants not wait for the admissions decision before applying for financial aid. Continuing students are encouraged to meet the priority deadline (1st Friday of March each year).

Award Letter

The Financial Aid Office offers financial aid packages that include scholarships, grants and/or loans. The Financial Aid Award Letter lists all of the financial aid that is being offered to the student.

Continuing students must reapply each academic year for financial aid. Factors such as budget and academic standing may play an important role in determining financial aid availability. Continuing students Financial Aid Award Letters are not generated until late June; after Spring Semester grades have been released and all necessary paperwork has been received and reviewed.

Entrance & Exit Counseling

Federal Direct Loans can not be disbursed until Entrance Counseling is complete. The purpose of entrance counseling is to advise students of their rights and responsibilities as an educational loan borrower. The entrance counseling sessions are completed online. You will receive information regarding how to complete entrance counseling in your Financial Aid Award letter packet. Also, you will be required to attend a Financial Aid Orientation session offered by the Financial Aid Office during the Orientation week.

Federal regulations require exit counseling for all Federal loan borrowers. McGeorge students are required to complete an on-line exit counseling session, as well as attend an exit counseling session in person. The purpose of the exit interview is to answer any questions you may have regarding your rights and responsibilities as an education loan borrower. The exit interview session provides graduates with an aggregate summary of the loans borrowed while enrolled at McGeorge and offers information on repayment and loan consolidation.


Contact the Financial Aid Office
Email | 916.739.7158