Money may be available through various government loan programs such as the Federal Subsidized and Federal Unsubsidized Stafford Loan programs, as well as through private-sector loan programs such as Law Access and Law Achiever. To be eligible for these federal and private sector loan programs, the student must be a U.S. citizen/national or eligible non-citizen. Eligible non-citizens must submit one of the following forms of documentation of status issued by the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS):
• Alien Registration Card (I-151 or I-551).
• Arrival-Departure Record (I-94) with any one of these designations: Refugee; Asylum Granted
• Indefinite Parole; Humanitarian Parole; or Cuban-Haitian Entrant.
• Temporary Resident Card (I-688).
Students are not eligible for federal aid if they are in the U.S. on a F1 or F2 student visa, a J1 or J2 exchange visitor visa, or a G series visa. If you believe you are eligible for these loan programs or would like more information, please contact Fordham Law School’s Financial Aid Office.
The Financial Aid Office also maintains a listing of scholarship programs, some of which may be open to LL.M. students.
Fordham Law School's Financial Aid Office
Applicants from abroad may wish to consult the educational attaché at the United States Embassy or consulate in their country for information on United States Government travel grants under the Fulbright program and other information on fellowship opportunities. Some countries have United States Educational Exchange Commissions. The Rotary Foundation also awards international scholarships. Interested applicants should contact their local Rotary Club to obtain application forms and inquire about the availability of scholarship types.
Latin American and Caribbean citizens may be eligible for the Leo S. Rowe Pan American Fund, a student loan program of the Organization of American States (OAS). Eligibility requirements and more information regarding the fund can be found on their website.
Leo S. Rowe Pan American Fund