TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 9:00 AM UPDATE: Georgetown Law will open at 11:00 am on Tuesday, December 10, 2013, with liberal leave in effect. The Law Library will open at its regular hour. All in-class exams scheduled to begin at 9:00 am will begin at 1:30 pm.
All designated emergency employees must report to work on time. All other employees are expected to report to work by 11:00 am. Employees may take unscheduled leave, but should contact their supervisor to discuss the needs of their unit and individual circumstances.
Special events and programs scheduled to start before 11:00 am will be delayed and may be cancelled. Please check with your program planner to determine status.
Need-Based Grant Assistance
Dean's Tuition Grants are awarded to approximately 1/3 of the full-time J.D. class based on financial need. The Dean's Tuition Grant Program is funded by Georgetown Law's general funds and by generous contributions from alumni, firms, foundations and other friends of Georgetown Law. Only full-time J.D. students are eligible for need-based grant assistance. All applicants must meet the requirements to receive federal financial aid (e.g. valid citizenship, not in default on a prior loan) in addition to fully completing the Need Access application and an institutional application containing both the student's and the student's parents' data.
To determine financial need, Georgetown Law uses this information to evaluate both student and parental financial strength, relative to others in the class. Federal income tax returns for the applicable year are used to verify the data provided on the Need Access forms for both the student and the parent(s). Awards are generally renewable at the same level for up to two additional years of full-time study at Georgetown Law (one additional year for transfer students).
Changes significantly affecting the financial situation of the student, student's spouse and/or student's parent(s) may affect the level or availability of grant assistance in future years. In addition, students earning significant pay through summer employment (e.g., through work as law firm summer associates) are expected to use a portion of their earnings for their education and, accordingly, are likely to have their grant assistance reduced for the following year. In order to retain eligibility for grant assistance, recipients must demonstrate their financial need by, in part, annually borrowing their full eligibility for federal Stafford loans, at a minimum.
Dean's Tuition Grants are awarded with the understanding that there is a moral obligation for the student to repay the funds received. By accepting the grant award, the student accepts his/her moral responsibility to contribute to Georgetown Law when financially able to do so. The fulfillment of this moral obligation will help to replenish the grant fund and ensures that Georgetown Law will be able to offer institutional aid to future students.