Students borrowing federal Stafford and/or Graduate PLUS loans must complete the following federally required steps before any such loans can disburse.
All requirements should be completed at studentloans.gov
When completing the steps below, select Georgetown University as the school attended.
- Graduate Entrance Counseling
- required only for first-time Georgetown Law borrowers.
- Subsidized/Unsubsidized Master Promissory Note
- required only for the first year of Stafford borrowing at Georgetown Law
- Graduate students are only eligible for the Unsubsidized Stafford loan.
- Graduate PLUS Application
- Continuing JD students renewing their financial aid applications early (before April 30) DO NOT need to complete this step prior to completing their financial aid green application as the Department of Education is not ready for 2020-21 applications. Be sure to return to complete your GradPlus application after April 30. Completing your Georgetown Law Green Application will allow the Financial Aid Office to initiate your loan application for you when the Department of Education is ready.
- required every year of Grad PLUS borrowing
- students are encouraged to apply for “maximum” as the loan amount when completing the federal Graduate PLUS application. Accepting the “maximum” generates one credit check and allows for flexibility in what the student will request to be disbursed into their Student Account on their behalf. Requesting the specific dollar amount will be made directly to Georgetown Law utilizing either the Blue Form for incoming students or the Green Form for continuing students.
- Graduate PLUS Master Promissory Note
- required only for the first year of Grad PLUS borrowing at Georgetown Law
- Annual Student Loan Acknowledgement (coming soon from the Department of Education)
- required every year of federal loan borrowing
Graduate PLUS borrowers who are approved with a co-signor/endorser or after an appeal of a credit denial have additional requirements, please check your next steps via email notification from the Department of Education.
Private/commercial loan requirements vary by lender. Borrowers choosing private/commercial loans should consult with their lenders and complete all applicable requirements.