The information below is for students admitted as an incoming student to Georgetown Law for the 2020-2021 academic year. Please DO NOT submit any tax documents at this time.

For your convenience, please utilize the checklists below to help guide you during your application process.

Full-time JD grant application – Checklist
Loan Only application – Checklist

Step 1 - FAFSA

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid is required for all applicants (unless you're only seeking private loans - this is not common). It is the first step in determining your eligibility for federal aid (loans and work study). This is an ANNUAL process.

Your parents' information IS NOT required on the FAFSA.

Use School Code G21075.

Step 2 - CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE

This step is required if you are a full-time JD applicant and wish to apply for need-based grant assistance. Skip this step if you are a part-time applicant and/or only wish to apply for loans.

Parental information for BOTH parents is required on the CSS Profile for ALL need-based grant aid applicants regardless of age, Independence or marital status. Though the CSS Profile states that you should submit your parent's taxes, we ask that you DO NOT send tax documents to Georgetown Law UNLESS you have received a tentative Georgetown Dean's Grant award.

See bottom of this page for additional information.

Use School Code 7306.

Step 3 - Georgetown Law Credentials

After you are admitted you can retrieve your GU Net ID and GUID/Student ID (GUID) credentials from the Status Check Website.

*If you have any issues logging in, please contact the Office of Admissions at

Step 4 - Reset Your Georgetown Password

Once you have your Georgetown Net ID credential you can reset your temporary Georgetown password through Georgetown's Password Management System.

*If you have any issues, please contact the Office of Admissions at

Step 5 - Complete the Georgetown Law Yellow Application

Following your admission, and based upon your student type, the Yellow Application asks the questions necessary for us to get you a Financial Aid award. Log in with your Net ID and the password you created in the steps above.

Carefully review in it's entirety, the confirmation e-mail that you will receive after completing your Yellow Application. Loan Only applicants will receive an immediate tentative financial aid award package. All other Financial Aid will begin to be send on March 15th and on a rolling basis thereafter.

Step 6 - Award Notice

Loan Only applicants will receive a tentative award notice via e-mail within a day of submitting their Yellow Application. Please check your inbox.

Need-based grant applicants - award letters will start going out via email on March 15th on a rolling basis. Applications received afterwards, should receive a tentative award notice approximately three weeks after COMPLETING all applicable steps above.

Carefully review in it's entirety, this award notice and other included information.

Step 7 - Apply For Your Loans

You must complete (usually online) various requirements, for your student loans.

Please complete this step after June 1, but before July 15.

Georgetown Law will certify the loans during the summer and funds will arrive into your student account prior to the start of classes (late August).

Step 8 - Blue Application and Tax Information

Notify Georgetown Law what financial aid you wish to ACCEPT from your award. You do this through our Blue Application which will be available June 1st. Please complete by July 15, 2020.

If your financial aid award contains a Dean's Tuition Grant, you should upload copies of all applicable 2018 federal tax documents (Foreign equivalent with translation) or IRS non-filing letter WITHIN the Blue Application for yourself and BOTH your parents, unless otherwise waived, to confirm and disburse your aid.

Additional Information for Need-Based Grant Applicants:

Georgetown Law requires parental information for all grant applicants, regardless of student age, marital status, financial independence or reluctance to provide aid. Students must provide information for each living parent, even if they are divorced, separated or were never married. Step-parent information is not required however providing their W2 will allow us to exclude their information.

If you believe extraordinary circumstances prevent you from complying with these requirements, please complete the non-custodial waiver request form and attach relevant documentation. Exemptions are rarely granted.

If your parents are divorced, separated or were never married, one parent (it does not matter which one) may complete the Divorced/Separated Parent Information Worksheet and submit it in hard copy instead of the online 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.