Summer Tuition and Expenses
The summer cost for tuition, fees, travel, and living expenses varies based on the number of credits, program of study, and the length of the program. The specific program costs for Fordham's Ireland, Korea, and Ghana programs are available on the particular program's website. Knowing the specific program costs will be helpful to you in budgeting and obtaining financing for your summer study. Please keep in mind that the maximum amount you can borrow which includes grants and any financial aid you receive cannot exceed the summer Cost of Attendance (COA) for the specific program for which you are enrolled. Information regarding our study abroad programs can also be found here.
If you are planning to enroll in a course at Fordham Law, study abroad, transfer from the Evening to the Day Division, or accept an externship during the summer, you may be eligible for financial aid to help cover the cost of summer tuition, fees, books and living expenses. For federal student aid eligibility during the summer, students must be enrolled for at least 3 credits, be approved by the Law School Registrar or the Office of International and Non-JD Programs for the program of study, and have a valid 2020-2021 FAFSA on file. If you have not completed the FAFSA, please follow the steps indicated on the applying for aid section of our website.
Fordham Law students may qualify for a Federal Direct Loan, a Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan or a private loan during the summer. The maximum a student may borrow in a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan is $20,500 during the fall, spring and summer semesters. If you borrowed the annual maximum during the fall and spring semesters, you are ineligible to borrow a Federal Direct Loan for the summer. You may, however, qualify to borrow a Federal Direct Grad PLUS Loan or a private education loan.
If you are an Evening student transferring to the Day Division, you must take at least six credits during the summer prior to your second year, for which you will be charged a residency fee. The fee is charged over the summer, and it is the difference between the day and evening tuition for the 2020-2021 academic year. Students who are charged the residency fee and have received Fordham's institutional aid during the prior academic year may be eligible for Fordham's institutional aid during the summer. Division transfer students are eligible to borrow a Federal or a private loan. To apply for financial aid to help cover the residency fee and living expenses, complete a Summer Intent Form.
Fordham's Study Abroad Programs, Exchange, Externship, or Summer Course
Students registered for three or more credits in any of Fordham's summer programs including Ghana, Ireland, Korea, Fordham's Exchange, or an approved Fordham externship, are eligible to borrow a Federal Student Loan, or private loan, which will cover most of the program's expenses. Once you have received approval from the Registrar's Office to study through one of Fordham's programs, complete a Summer Intent Form.
For students participating in a Fordham Exchange only: Before loan funds are disbursed, your enrollment must be confirmed with the approved exchange institution. To confirm your enrollment, the exchange institution must complete the Enrollment Certification form and return it to the Law School Financial Aid Office by fax or email.
Visiting at Another Law School not through a Fordham Exchange
Through an individual Consortium Agreement, students who have been granted permission to study for three or more credits outside of one of Fordham's summer programs or exchange arrangements may qualify to borrow a Federal student loan or private loan to help cover education-related expenses. Before loan eligibility can be determined, the Financial Aid Office must receive a completed and signed Consortium Agreement between Fordham Law School and the Host Institution (the school at which you have been permitted to study for the term of enrollment).
The Law School Financial Aid Office will initiate the Consortium Agreement request and the host institution will be asked to provide us with the costs for tuition and fees, room and board, books and living expenses, your dates of attendance, and enrollment status for the period of study. Student financial aid eligibility will be determined by the Law School Financial Aid Office using the information provided to us on the Consortium Agreement by the Host Institution. Without this information, the Financial Aid Office cannot process your education loan(s) prior to your enrollment at another U.S. law school or study abroad program.