Current Students

Financial Aid   

Seton Hall Law is committed to helping current and prospective Seton Hall Law students find the means to obtain a legal education. In the 2013-14 academic year, the School of Law awarded approximately $40 million in financial aid; 85% of Seton Hall Law students receive financial assistance.  Financial aid is granted on the basis of need and/or academic merit and comes from both federal and private sources. 

The primary source of financial aid is long-term educational loans.  Our staff is available to help you through the process. You may request a confidential meeting to discuss the various types of financial aid, as well as assistance in planning and budgeting for law school costs. This information can be instrumental in helping you manage your financial obligation, particularly if you are considering loans to finance your degree.  With the federal and private loan programs available, nearly every student may obtain assistance to meet law school costs.

Karen Sokol
Assistant Dean for Enrollment Services

Financial Aid Announcements

  1. On August 9, 2013, President Obama signed the Bipartisan Student Loan Certainty Act of 2013. The new law amends the interest rates for all Direct Loans disbursed after July 1, 2013. For 2013-14, the rates for law students are as follows:
    1. 5.41% for Unsubsidized Stafford Loans (was 6.8%)
    2. 6.41% for Graduate Plus Loans (was 7.9%)
    Interest rates will be set each year based on the high yield of the 10-year treasury note plus an "add-on". Once set, interest rates are fixed for the life of the loan. The cap on the interest rate for graduate students is 9.50% for the Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan and 10.50% for the Direct Graduate Plus Loan.
    The interest rate for Direct Consolidation Loans remains the weighted average of the interest rates on the loans included in the consolidation, rounded up to the next higher 1/8th of one percent. The only change made by the new law is the removal of the 8.25% cap.
  2. Newly admitted and current students are reminded to complete the 2014-15 FAFSA by April 1, 2014. Seton Hall Law's school code is G09986. The FAFSA must be completed each year.
  3. May 2013 graduates who missed our recent presentation about Managing Your Student Loan Payments, click here to obtain a copy.  You may also view the recent presentation about IBR and Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness here.  If you have further questions or would like to schedule an appointment to review the information, please contact our office.
  4. Your Credit Counts! You may obtain a copy of our presentation, Tips for Managing Your Credit, click here.