The following information is for financial aid for the 2017-18 academic year.  Current JD students who still wish to apply for aid for the 2016-17 academic year should contact the Office of Financial Aid for further instructions.


To apply or re-apply for financial aid at Georgetown Law, please follow the steps below.  If you have questions, please contact the Office of Financial Aid.  Certain applicants may be contacted for specific additional information, which must be submitted before the application will be considered complete.  Only full-time students may apply for grant assistance.

Returning students attending the Summer 2017 semester should complete Steps 1-6 below by May 7.  Late applications will be accepted and awards will be issued in the order of application completion.


Step

Applicants for Grant and Loan Assistance

Applicants for Loan Assistance Only

1

  • Required for all federal aid applicants
  • Use school code G21075
  • Parent information is not required

2

(not required for current grant recipients)

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  • Current grant recipients do not need to complete
  • New grant applicants must complete and include parents' information *
  • Use PROFILE code 7306

3

Review Budget and Loan Types

Review Budget and Loan Types

  • Determine how much you wish to borrow of each loan type **

4

5

6

Submit Tax Documents

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7

Review Award Notice

Review Award Notice

  • Award notices will be e-mailed beginning in July
  • Award provides confirmation of loan requests
  • No further acceptance of loans is necessary
  • Summer award information may be viewed online through MyAccess

* Georgetown Law requires parental information for all grant applicants, regardless of student age, marital status or financial independence.  Students must provide information for each living parent, even if they are divorced, separated or were never married.  Step-parent information is not required.  If you believe extraordinary circumstances prevent you from complying with these requirements, please contact the Office of Financial Aid in writing with an explanation.  Exemptions are rarely granted.

If your parents are divorced, separated or were never married, the second parent (it does not matter which one) may complete the Noncustodial Parent Information Worksheet and submit it in hard copy instead of the online CSS PROFILE form if desired.

In addition, if you or one or more of your parents own a business or farm, your application will not be considered complete without the submission of a completed Business/Farm Supplement.


** Many students enrolled for the Summer 2017 semester will be eligible for Federal Direct Stafford Loans for the Summer semester.  To qualify, you must

  • not have borrowed a federal Stafford loan to attend school in Summer 2016;
  • not be graduating upon the conclusion of the Summer 2017 semester;
  • not have reached the federal Stafford student loan aggregate limit ($138,500) or be otherwise ineligible for Stafford loans generally;
  • be enrolled at least half-time (JD – 3 credit hours; LLM – 2 credit hours) for the Summer semester; and
  • satisfy all generally applicable application requirements.

Qualifying students will typically be eligible to receive up to one-half of the annual Stafford loan maximum for the Summer semester, the remaining one-half for the Fall semester and an additional amount up to the annual maxium for the Spring semester.  The Office of Financial Aid will review your application to ensure you qualify.  Not all Summer borrowers will be eligible for this expanded Stafford eligibility.