PLEASE REVIEW BEFORE STARTING:

  • The application process for the UPCOMING 2021-22 academic year is now live.
  • Merit-based scholarships are administered by the Office of Admissions.
  • Tax Documents for Need-Based Grant Applicants – Please DO NOT send tax documents to Georgetown Law UNTIL you have received a tentative Georgetown Dean’s Tuition Grant award even though CollegeBoard states that you should submit tax documents within your CSS Profile.

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

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

Step 1 - FAFSA

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid is required for ALL applicants (unless you're only seeking private loans or are an international student). It is the first step in determining your eligibility for federal aid (loans and work study). This is an ANNUAL process.

Be sure to select the correct application year.

As a Graduate student, 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 for the first time. We do not have access to fee waivers for the CSS Profile. SKIP THIS STEP if you are a part-time, LLM or International applicant or only wish to apply for loans only.

Complete parental information for BOTH parents (whether married, never married, separated or divorced) is REQUIRED on the CSS Profile for ALL need-based grant aid applicants regardless of age, independence or marital status. As you are charged by CollegeBoard per school submission, please ensure that you have filled out all questions and have completed the Household B for a non-custodial parent, if your parents were never married, separated or divorced.

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 Tuition Grant award.

Please see the bottom of this page for additional need-based grant information.

Use School Code 7306.

Step 3 - Georgetown Law Credentials

After you are admitted you should retrieve your Georgetown Net ID and Student ID (GUID) credentials from the Office of Admissions' Status Check Website.

*If you have any issues logging in, please contact the Office of Admissions at lawhotline@georgetown.edu

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 lawhotline@georgetown.edu

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. This application can be submitted ONLY ONCE so please ensure accuracy and completeness.

Please be sure to use your legal name you used to complete your FAFSA when completing your Yellow Application.

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 awards will begin to be sent on March 31st 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 email inbox.

Need-based grant applicants will receive a tentative award notice approximately three weeks AFTER completing ALL applicable steps above. Award letters will start going out via email on March 31st.

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

Step 7 - Apply For Your Loans

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

Please complete this step AFTER June 1st, but BEFORE July 15th.

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).

Completing your Entrance Counseling will satisfy BOTH Entrance Counseling and Entrance Interview requirements in MyAccess.

BEFORE YOU CONTINUE: If you have placed a security freeze on your credit file, you must lift or remove the freeze at each credit bureau before you continue. Your application CAN NOT be processed if you have a security freeze.

Step 8 - Blue Loan Certification Request and Tax Information

Notify Georgetown Law what financial aid you wish to ACCEPT from your award. You do this through our Blue Loan Certification Request which will be available June 1st. Please complete by July 15th. This application can be submitted ONLY ONCE so please ensure accuracy and completeness.

Law students DO NOT accept their financial aid online, though you may receive communication from Georgetown or see in MyAccess it stating online acceptance.

If your financial aid award contains a Dean's Tuition Grant, you should upload copies of all applicable 2019 federal tax documents (Foreign equivalent with translation) or IRS non-filing letter (those not required to file) WITHIN the Blue Loan Certification Request for yourself and BOTH of 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.

Remarried parents – step-parent CSS Profile information FAB, tax documents are not required however we request that you provide their W2 as it will allow us to exclude their information while reviewing your remarried parent’s tac documents.

If you believe extraordinary circumstances prevent you from complying with the requirements for parental information, you can request a waiver by completing the Non-Custodial Waiver Request Form and attach the relevant official third-party 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 Parent Information Worksheet and submit it in hard copy if they need to make any revisions to their CSS Profile information.

If your parents are divorced, separated or were never married, the other parent may complete the Non-Custodial Parent Information Worksheet and submit it in hard copy if they need to make any revisions to their CSS Profile information.

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.