While many consider applying for financial aid to be a daunting task, it is our priority to make this process as easy as possible. Follow these steps to apply for financial aid:
Step 1: COMPLETE YOUR FAFSA
To apply for federal student aid, you must complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at http://fafsa.ed.gov.
To complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), you will need:
- Your Social Security Number
- Your Alien Registration Number (if you are not a U.S. citizen)
- Your most recent federal income tax returns, W-2s, and other records of money earned. (Note: You may be able to transfer your federal tax return information into your FAFSA using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool.)
- Bank statements and records of investments (if applicable)
- Records of untaxed income (if applicable)
- An FSA ID to sign electronically.
The FSA ID allows students to identify themselves electronically to access FSA Web sites.
An FSA ID is made up of a username and password and can be used to log into FAFSA on the Web.
If you do not already have an FSA ID, you can create an FSA ID at https://fsaid.ed.gov/npas/index.htm
Step 2: REVIEW YOUR AWARD LETTER
Once the Office of Law Financial Aid and Scholarships receives your FAFSA, each admitted student will be packaged for financial aid. You will receive an award letter discussing your eligibility. In order to be eligible for federal aid, students must meet certain requirements.
Step 3: COMPLETE YOUR LAW FINANCIAL AID RESPONSE FORM
If you choose not to accept a portion of your financial aid, you may decline any part of your package on the Response Form. This form may be found online at https://secure.loyno.edu/law/admissions/finaid_response.php.
Step 4: APPLY FOR ADDITIONAL FINANCIAL AID
In order to cover additional expenses, students may apply for Graduate Plus Loans. You may apply for Direct Graduate Plus Loans online at www.studentloans.gov. Please note, the Direct Graduate Plus Loan requires a Master Promissory Note.
Step 5: COMPLETE REQUIRED PAPERWORK
For new students, if you opt to borrow loans, you are required to complete a Master Promissory Note and Entrance Counseling for the Direct Unsubsidized Loan. These forms may be found online at www.studentloans.gov.
For returning students, promissory notes should not expire for ten (10) years. If you have already completed a Master Promissory Note and Entrance Counseling for a previous award year, you do not have to complete these forms again. (Endorsed Graduate Plus applications require a new promissory note).
Step 6: COMPLETE YOUR ONLINE REFUND REQUEST
In order to receive any remaining credit on your account, you must submit a refund request. This form is available at https://secure.loyno.edu/finance/student-finance/refund-request.php.