Returning J.D. Students
Recipients of a Fordham Need-based Grant or Need-based Scholarship or a federal loan (Federal Direct Unsubsidized and Direct Graduate PLUS) must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by June 1st. This is the first step in obtaining federal aid for the next academic year. Students who anticipate a change in their enrollment from that of the prior academic year must notify the Law School Financial Aid Office by June 1st.
Additionally, students must follow the instructions listed for the renewal of their specific aid and complete all the Federal and Fordham University Law School processing requirements by June 1st or within two weeks of date of notice sent by email. Submitting the requirements by the due date ensures timely disbursement of institutional aid and federal loan(s) for the academic year.
Merit Aid Recipients: If you received a Merit Scholarship upon your admission to the Law School, it will be renewed automatically for each subsequent year you are in attendance provided you maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress.
Need-Based Grant, Need-based Scholarship and/or Fordham Revolving Loan Recipients:
Please note that there are a number of federal and Fordham University requirements to secure a federal student loan through the Department of Education. Be sure that you have completed all steps necessary to secure your federal student loans.
Federal Direct Unsubsidized (Stafford) Loan:
Federal Direct Graduate PLUS (Grad PLUS) Loan: After completing the FAFSA and the Entrance Counseling for your Federal Education Loans (see above) and complete the following steps:
The Financial Aid Office reserves the right to request verification of information listed on the FAFSA or any document submitted to Fordham when applying for Financial Aid.