Financial Aid FAQs
Students admitted to GW Law may be considered for merit-based scholarship awards as well as for need-based grants. All students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents are eligible for Federal Stafford Loans (maximum of $20,500.00 per year). Students may also qualify for Federal Perkins Loans and private educational loans. Approximately 85% of GW Law students are receiving one or more forms of financial aid. More information about financial aid.
What forms must I submit to apply for GW need-based financial aid?
FAFSA – student’s information only – used to award Federal Loans – go to www.fafsa.ed.gov. GW’s law school code is: E00196
How do I go about obtaining loans – both the federal student loans and private loans?
Once you have been admitted to GW Law, you will be assigned a financial aid counselor who will assist you as you work your way through the loan application process. You will be able to borrow federal and private educational student loans from one of GW Law’s most frequently used lenders or from any lender of your choice. After you have settled on GW as your intended law school, you will begin submitting the required documents for loans.
What if I have undergraduate and/or graduate student loans? Can I defer them while I’m in law school?
Yes. If you have federal student loans from college or graduate school, you may defer repayment of those loans while you are in law school. Be sure that you obtain a deferment form from your lender(s) prior to the start of law school. Once you begin law classes, the University Registrar will certify that you are enrolled so that the deferment may take effect.
We do our best to help each admitted applicant learn as much about GW Law as possible and to feel good about his or her decision to join us. Once you are admitted, you will receive a number of mailings from us to provide detailed information about your admission and about the multitude of opportunities that await you at GW Law. You will be invited to one or more events for newly-admitted students; you will be contacted by current students and/or alumni. You also will be given access to a new student portal on our website through which you can communicate with your future classmates, post questions to the different administrative offices of the law school, etc. You should be sure that all of your questions are answered and that you receive whatever assistance you need as you begin to prepare your for legal studies at GW Law. Please visit the admissions/financial aid contact information page for further assistance.