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.

Richard Horrell

JD (Class of 2019)
I am the principal/director of a small school. I love my job and am so much better at it because I have a doctorate in law. I am able to manage my staff better. I am able to understand contracts that I am entering into on behalf of my agency. I am able to negotiate my contracts more efficiently. I am able to understand and implement employment law practices.

Carla Hernandez Castillo, Esq.

(Class of 2011)
Empire has a great reputation. I liked that the professors are practicing attorneys so you actually have instructors talking about what it is to be attorneys vs. other law schools where the professors have just always been professors.

Daniel Lanahan, Esq.

(Class of 2013)
Empire offers students the opportunity to build their reputations within the legal community while still in school. The clinical and internship opportunities available through Empire introduced me to a number of areas of law and helped determine the path I would take after graduation.