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, such as the Career and Community College Loan administered by Wells Fargo.

GI Bill

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

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.

What People Are Saying

Esther Hybert

“In my case, the Empire Law students are helping me to write a will (at my tender age of nearly 70!). They seem to have a wide range of knowledge. Those of us who have used the services are pleased with the help.”

Esther Hybert, Elder Law Clinic Client

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