Applying for Financial Aid
The Law School’s Office of Financial Assistance awards federal financial aid based on the completion of the FAFSA. In order to be considered for federal financial assistance, an applicant must:
- Be accepted for admission
- File a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
- Be a citizen of the United States or a permanent resident alien.
NOTE: It generally takes a week from the filing date of the FAFSA for the Financial Assistance Office to receive the FAFSA report. To ensure that all required forms arrive at St. Mary’s by the deadline of March 1. Applicants should complete the FAFSA form no later than February 15th. When filing the FAFSA form, it is important to designate St. Mary’s University as a recipient of the information. (St. Mary’s Title IV Code is 003623.)
Applicants are advised to initiate the financial assistance process by filing the FAFSA as early as possible. Applicants should not wait for notification of admission to St. Mary’s University School of Law to begin the financial assistance process.
Students are encouraged to apply for all the financial assistance that is available to them, since American Bar Association rules prohibit law students from working more than 20 hours per week in outside employment.