Returning J.D. Students
This application is the process for the 2023-2024 academic year (including summer 2023).
|For your convenience, please utilize the checklists below to help guide you during your application process.|
|Returning Full-time JD grant application – Checklist||Returning Loan Only application – Checklist|
Step 1 - FAFSA
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid is required for all applicants. The FAFSA is completed every year.
Use School Code G21075. Be sure to select the correct application year.
Your parents' information is NOT required here.
If you plan to apply for private loans, the FAFSA is not required.
Step 2 - CSS Financial Aid/PROFILE
This step is required ONLY if you are applying for need-based grant assistance FOR THE FIRST TIME as a continuing student or did not receive a Dean's Tuition Grant in the previous year. Renewal grant applicants DO NOT need to complete another CSS Profile, simply submit their parent's tax documents.
Use School Code 7306.
The PROFILE requires parental information.
Step 3 - Budget
Figure out how much you will need to spend on tuition, books and living expenses (Cost of Attendance) for the upcoming academic year to attend Georgetown Law.
Visiting another school? If you are planning to attend a semester or more at a different school, you must notify the Financial Aid Office through the steps outlined in the Visiting Away Packet, also available at the link below.
Step 5 - Loan Documents
If you will be utilizing loans for the upcoming academic year, please complete your relevant loan documents after March 15th.
When completing this step, select Georgetown University as the school attending.
Step 6 - Tell us your plans with the Georgetown Law Green Application
The information you provide on the Georgetown Law Green Application tells us the types of aid for which you are applying to cover your expenses this upcoming year. Select 2023-2024 Applications and Forms. If you are renewing your Dean's Tuition Grant, please upload your parent's tax documents, unless otherwise waived, within the application. This application is to be completed annually.
This application can be submitted ONLY ONCE so please ensure accuracy and completeness.
The priority filing dates are:
Summer 2023 Aid Requests - April 28, 2023
23-24 Aid Requests - May 22, 2023
23-24 Aid Requests - After May 22, 2023 are processed on a rolling basis once complete file is received.
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 will not be processed if you have a security freeze.
Step 7 - Tax Documents for Grant Application and Renewal
If you are renewing your grant assistance you must submit copies of your parents' 2022 federal tax returns. Please submit their tax documents within the Green Application or utilize the upload tool on our site at a later time.
If your parents have remarried, please be sure to submit W2s (if applicable) for each parent so that we may continue to remove the tax information for each step-parent unless they were used in lieu of a parent. Please DO NOT send tax documents via email. Your Student ID/GoCard # should be included at the top of all documents.
NOTE: If you are unable to include the tax information by the priority filing date, that is not a problem. Go ahead and complete the Green Application now and simply utilize the upload tool (blue box) on our site when the documents are available.
Step 8 - Review Award Notice
Beginning in July we will mail completed applicants their award notice confirming their aid.
In addition to completing the above requirements, students visiting away at another law school (not including CTLS or another official Georgetown Law study abroad program) during any of the above terms must also complete additional materials.
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 on the CSS Profile however, their W2 will be needed to exclude their information from your remarried parents financial picture.
New grant applicants – 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, the second parent (it does not matter which one) may complete the Noncustodial Parent Information Worksheet and submit it in hard copy if they need to make any revisions to their application.
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 2023 Summer semester will be eligible for Federal Direct Stafford Loans for the Summer semester. 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 maximum 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.