Financial Aid

Scholarships
The admissions committee will consider all individuals admitted to the law school for scholarships on the basis of merit and financial need. No separate scholarship application is necessary to be considered for institutional scholarship awards, but the admissions committee strongly recommends that you file your FAFSA at the time of application. Scholarships do not need to be repaid.

Scholarship Retention Data

Students Matriculating In # Entering with Conditional Scholarships  # Whose Conditional Scholarships Have Since Been Reduced or Eliminated
2012 86 35 (35 reduced, 0 eliminated)
2011 68 37 (9 reduced, 28 eliminated)
2010 68 40 (0 reduced, 40 eliminated)

 

Student Loans
You must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online to be considered for Federal Direct Stafford Loans. While financial aid packages are offered to admitted law students, all admission applicants are advised to file their FAFSA by February 1 for priority consideration. The fall semester deadline to submit your FAFSA is May 1. Students filing the FAFSA after May 1 should be prepared to pay their bill, or set up a payment plan. Financial aid funds can then be received as a refund.

Most students who apply for financial aid will qualify for loans, and the William D. Ford Federal Direct Stafford Loan program is the main source of these funds. Stafford Loans are offered at interest rates lower than consumer loans and repayment begins six months after graduation, or six months after enrollment drops to less than half-time status.

Grad PLUS is a non-need-based federal loan program that allows graduate students to borrow up to the full cost of attendance, minus any other financial aid they are receiving. This program may be of interest to students who either have little or no eligibility for need-based financial aid programs or need additional assistance to pay college costs after other forms of aid have been awarded. These loans are contingent upon creditworthiness or require a creditworthy co-borrower. It is important to review your credit history and address any necessary issues, as well as lower your consumer debt, prior to enrolling in school. You can access your credit report online.

Students may receive scholarship and loans up to their estimated Cost of Attendance (COA). The total financial aid awards, in any combination, cannot exceed the estimated COA. Students whose basic expenses exceed this amount may contact the Student Financial Services Office to request an individual COA review after the semester begins.

The UNLV financial aid school code is 002569.

Applicants with questions about the financial aid process, loan programs, or estimated costs also may contact Mr. Jordan Bernot in the UNLV Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships at 702-895-0298 or e-mail jordan.bernot@unlv.edu.