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Applying for Academic Year Loans

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  • Financial aid applicants will be notified of their Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan eligiblity in their Financial Aid Award Letter on MySlice. 
  • Graduate PLUS Loans are not automatically awarded.  Instead, students must calculate the amount they need to borrow using the Budget Calculator
  • After calculating the amount needed, proceed to the StudentLoans.gov website to apply.
  • The College of Law Financial Aid Office will add the Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan to your financial aid award once you have requested the loan on the StudentLoans.gov website and an email confirmation will be sent to you.

The timeframe to apply for 2014-15 loans begins in May 2014. Entering matriculated students may now apply for loans.  Returning law students should wait to apply for 14-15 loans until receipt of their award notices which will be emailed in early June.

Educational loans only can be borrowed during the loan period for which a student is enrolled at least half time.  The loan period is defined as the timeframe between the first day of classes and the last day of classes.  Loans cannot be borrowed during periods of non-enrollment and new loans cannot be certified after the loan period has ended.