What will I need? You will need a FSA ID to complete the FAFSA, and Seton Hall Law's School code, which is: G09986. You will also need tax return information, which you may transfer electronically
from the IRS database to FAFSA. You will need to know the address that was used on
your income tax return.
Which FASFA to file? At Seton Hall Law, the academic year begins with the Fall semester and covers the
Fall/Spring/Summer semesters. In addition to the FAFSA, we require that you also
complete the Summer Financial Aid Application for the summer semester.
-MLS or LLM students beginning in the spring 2023 or summer 2023 semester will file
the 2022-23 FAFSA. We encourage you to file the 2023-24 FAFSA at the same time.
- If you are beginning in the fall 2023 semester (JD, MLS, LLM students) - file the
Do I need my parents information? We do not require that you submit parental information on the FAFSA. All graduate
and professional students are considered independent students for purposes of applying
for federal aid, however, you may be asked for parental data at a later time if you
apply for certain scholarships.
Do continuing students need to file a FAFSA? Yes, the FAFSA must be completed annually. We encourage you to file early and to
file a FAFSA even if you are unsure if you will require financial aid.
Is a separate application required? All students who wish to receive aid for the summer semester must complete the Seton
Hall Law Summer Financial Aid form.
Look for an email confirmation that your FAFSA was received and processed. Log in to review the results, and to make any necessary changes.
Submit additional information as requested by the Financial Aid Department. You may be asked for additional documentation to confirm your eligibility for federal
student aid. Failure to submit all requested documentation may result in the loss
of institutional, federal, and state aid, which includes scholarships, grants, and
Review your Award Notice. Financial Aid Award Notices are sent to admitted JD students on a rolling basis beginning
in March. MLS and LLM students will receive an award notice shortly after we receive
your FAFSA. Continuing students will receive an email to log into their account to
view their awards.
Apply For Loans. The loan application process begins in late May for newly admitted JD students.
The loan application process begins in May for the upcoming academic year that begins
in the fall.
Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan
Accept Your Loans onLawNet. Log into LawNet to accept your loans and view any outstanding documents (MyInfo tab, select Financial Aid and award year.) You should carefully consider the minimum amount needed to meet your educational
expenses for the academic year. If you wish to adjust your loan amount after you've
accepted it on LawNet, you must submit the Loan Adjustment Form.
Complete the Grad PLUS Application Process. Complete the Direct Graduate Plus Application at studentaid.gov. Direct Plus Loans require credit approval by the Department of Education. You will be asked to supply the loan amount, or an option to select the maximum amount
for which you are eligible. We urge you to carefully consider the amount you will
need for basic necessities for the entire academic year. You may increase this amount
later in the year if you have not yet reached the maximum. If you wish to adjust your
loan amount after you've accepted it on LawNet, you must submit the Loan Adjustment Form.
Private educational loans are offered by private lenders to cover educational expenses
(Cost of Attendance) not covered by other sources of financial aid. Private loans
are considered a part of your financial aid package. Since federal education loans
are less expensive and usually offer better terms than private student loans, we recommend that
you utilize all federal loan options prior to considering a private/alternative loan.
Private student loans typically have variable interest rates, however, some private
loans do offer a fixed interest rate.
Seton Hall Law does not endorse or promote any private loan lenders, and does not
maintain a Private Lender List, however, below is an alphabetical listing of lenders
that have provided private loans to our students for the past five years.
Bar Study Loans are available to graduating students to cover the cost of Bar Exam
expenses, such as Bar Review Courses, Bar application fees, and living expenses incurred
while studying for the Bar Exam. Bar Loans are private loans that require credit approval
by independent lenders. Eligibility depends on criteria established by the lender.
Students and co-borrowers must also meet citizenship requirements as established by
the lender. Funds are sent directly to the student. Typically, you may apply for a
Bar Study Loan if you are enrolled at least half time in your final year of study
at an ABA-accredited law school, or have graduated from one within the last 12 months.
Please contact the Office of Enrollment Services for additional information.