Financial Aid

There are a number of financial resources available to students at Empire College School of Law, and we would be happy to help you determine which options best suit your present circumstances and long-term goals.

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FEDERAL AID


Students enrolled in our Master of Legal Studies track may borrow funds under the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program. This program includes both Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loans and Federal Direct Graduate Plus Loans. The Federal Work-Study Program also falls under this umbrella.

Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loans

  • Cover up to $20,500 per academic year for graduate students.
  • Not based on financial need.
  • Interest payments begin as soon as the loan is fully disbursed.
  • Interest may be added to the principal balance while you are in school.

Federal Direct Graduate Plus Loans 

  • Satisfy cost not covered by other forms of aid.
  • Typically come with a higher interest rate than Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loans.
  • Repayment begins as early as 60 days after loans are distributed.
  • Payments can be deferred until you are out of school.

Federal Work-Study Program

  • Provides jobs for students with financial need.
  • Encourages community service and work related to your course of study.

 

 

ADDITIONAL TYPES OF AID


Empire College School of Law accepts several forms of financial aid outside of federal packages.

Private Loans

  • Open to students in all academic programs.
  • May be a generic personal loan or a loan designed specifically for education.

GI Bill®

  • Available to members of Active Duty, Selected Reserve, and National Guard Armed Forces
  • Select family members may also qualify

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.

 

Funding from Independent Organizations, Such As:

  • The State Department of Rehabilitation.
  • Private Rehabilitation Agencies.
  • The United States Bureau of Indian Affairs.
  • The California Indian Manpower Corporation.

Alicia Bronbach, Esq.

(Class of 2006)
One of the advantages of Empire as a night vs. traditional law school is the real-life experience that most students have between college and law school. Being a second-career lawyer, you bring a lot more value to the table and to a prospective employer than you may appreciate.

Jacqueline Rosario, Esq

(Class of 2014)
I wanted to be an attorney because I wanted to make a difference in this world, and I feel that I am doing that. It is very rewarding, and I am blessed to be living my dream. I recommend to everybody considering law school that if you want to do this and have the will to do it, do it.

Chris Van Nuys

Operations Manager, LEMO USA, Inc. (Class of 2019)
Empire Law School provided the instruction, guidance, and motivation that I needed to pass the California State Bar Examination on the first try, despite the rigors of managing a full-time career and family commitments in parallel. I would absolutely recommend Empire Law School to anyone looking for relevant and masterful instruction in the subjects of law.