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

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.

Angela Emerick, Esq.

(Class of 2015)

"Being born in Australia and becoming a naturalized U.S. citizen in 2009, I understand the process and honor of becoming an American citizen and am proud to help those in their quest to become citizens and better their lives."

Daryl Reese, Esq.

(Class of 2014)

"I decided to enroll in Law School when I was 50 years old having enjoyed a full career in the nonprofit sector. Now I have a robust business and nonprofit law practice serving clients throughout the State of California and I am loving it. I could never have made that kind of career transition if it had not been for Empire Law School. The opportunity to take evening courses and at a cost far less than other law schools, and to do so in my own community made my career shift affordable, enjoyable, and attainable."

Orchid Vaghti, Esq.

(Class of 2010)

"There are not that many new lawyers who have the experience to go to trial. They would not be ready for it. Seeing the practical points of the legal process through her Empire education gave Orchid an advantage."
- L. Stephen Turer, Esq.