Financial Aid

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We want to help you find ways to pay for your law education. The average financial aid package for the 2013-2014 school year was $27,500. In addition to federal financial aid, we offer many merit- and non-merit based scholarships. Click here to learn more about our scholarship offerings.

Requesting financial aid

Direct Unsubsidized Loan ($20,500/year, 6.8%)

Step 1: Complete the 2014-2015 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Our school code is E00961.

Step 2: Complete your Entrance Counseling at www.studentloans.gov.

Step 3: Sign a Direct Unsubsidized Loan Master Promissory Note (MPN) at www.studentloans.gov.

Step 4: Complete the Loan Eligibility Wizard on your TrinityOnline Student Account.

Direct Plus Loan for Graduates (Amount Varies, 7.9%)

Step 1: Complete steps 1 and 2 above.

Step 2: Determine how much you would like to borrow. You may apply for a loan amount up to the Cost of Attendance (COA) less any scholarships and Direct Loans. We encourage you to borrow only what you need and apply accordingly. Please refer to the Eligibility Calculations done through TrinityOnline for maximum amounts.

Step 3: Sign a Grad Plus Master Promissory Note (MPN) at www.studentloans.gov.

Step 4: Complete the Grad Plus Loan Application at www.studentloans.gov to complete the request process.

Once these steps have been completed, the funds will be disbursed to your student account. If you have money left over (a credit balance), a check will be disbursed no later than 30 days into the semester. You will be notified by e-mail and text message when your check is available, so please do not contact the Financial Aid office regarding distribution dates.

Click here to download the 2014-2015 Requesting Financial Aid flier.

Bar Study Loans

Creditworthy JD students or those with a creditworthy cosigner may be eligible for bar study loans, which are private educational loans that can be used to cover the costs associated with bar preparation courses and bar exam expenses. Different lenders have varying requirements, interest rates, and borrowing limits. Generally, the maximum loan is $15,000.

Bar study loans should be researched, applied for, and procured entirely by the student; they are NOT considered part of your financial aid package. This means the loans will be sent via paper check to the borrower directly, not through Trinity.

The following links will take you to common bar loan lender websites: