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Financial Aid for Law School


(For information about the LSATs and financial aid for law school, visit the Admissions Testing page. For further reading, see the list of books about financial aid for law school in the FinAid bibliography.)

Loan Programs

Law students are eligible to apply for Federal Stafford Loans. In addition, the following organizations offer private loans for law students.


Access Group
The Access Group, a nonprofit organization founded by the law school community, is the largest provider of private loans to the law school community. In addition to Federal Stafford, Federal PLUS, and Federal Consolidation Loans, Access Group offers the Law Access Loan and the Bar Examination Loan. For more information, call 1-800-282-1550, fax 1-302-477-4008, write to Access Group, 5500 Brandywine Parkway, PO Box 7430, Wilmington, DE 19803-0430, or send email to

Nellie Mae LOAN LINK
Nellie Mae, the largest nonprofit provider of education loans in the US, offers the LawEXCEL Education Loan Program for law students.
Nellie Mae 50 Braintree Hill Park, Suite 300
Braintree, MA 02184
Phone: 1-800-9-TUITION (1-800-988-4846) or 1-617-849-3447
Fax: 1-617-849-6006

Sallie Mae
Sallie Mae, the nations largest secondary market (a company which buys student loans from lenders), holds approximately one third of all educational loans. Sallie Mae is affiliated with several lenders (currently Norwest Bank and Household Bank fsb) who offer private loan programs, such as the LAWLOANS program.
Phone: 1-800-366-5626 or 1-800-239-4211.

TERI Professional Education Program (PEP)
The TERI PEP program provides loans for graduate and professional study.
The Education Resources Institute (TERI)
330 Stuart Street, Suite 500
Boston, MA 02116-5237
Phone: 1-800-255-TERI (1-800-255-8374)

Admissions Guides

Law School Admission Council Online


Food and Drug Law Institute Scholarships
The Food and Drug Law Institute (FDLI) is a nonprofit organization devoted to the study of public health laws concerning food, drugs, cosmetics, medical devices and biological and veterinary products. The institute sponsors several writing scholarship competitions. Write for more information.


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