Fordham Scholarship or Grant Aid: You may contact the LLM Program Office for information and guidance on scholarship or stipend eligibility.
Federal Student Loans: Available to eligible students enrolled and taking at least 5 credit hours per semester in either the part-time or full-time LLM program. See the Federal Loan section of the Law School Financial Aid website for a description of the types of loans available to you. To be eligible to borrow a federal loan, you also must meet the Federal Student Aid Eligibility requirements listed below.
- Have a valid Social Security number
- Be a U.S. citizen, U.S. permanent resident with an I-151, I-551, or I-551C (Permanent Resident Card), or an eligible noncitizen
- If required, have registered with Selective Service. For more information on registration requirements, visit the Selective Service website. (Almost all male U.S. citizens, and males living in the U.S., who are 18 through 25, are required to register with Selective Service.)
- Not be in default on a federal student loan and not owe money on a federal student grant
If you meet the above criteria, complete the
- Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA can be completed in its entirety, online, using your FSA ID as your electronic signature. You should apply for your FSA ID at https://fsaid.ed.gov/npas/index.htm if you do not have one. Fordham’s Title IV School Code is 002722.
Once you’ve completed the FAFSA, the Federal Student Aid Office will email you a confirmation and a Student Aid Report (SAR). Please review the SAR carefully. The SAR will indicate if there are any questions regarding your Federal Student Aid eligibility. For example, if you recently became a U.S. naturalized citizen or a permanent resident of the U.S., the Federal Student Aid Office may ask that you submit proof of your recent eligibility status to the University Financial Aid Office for verification. If you have any questions regarding the information on the SAR, you may contact the Law School Financial Aid Office for clarification.
Please note that there are a number of steps in securing a Federal Student Loan through the Department of Education. Please be sure that you have completed all the Federal and Fordham University requirements to receive your Federal Education Loan(s).
Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan:
- First time borrowers at Fordham University must complete the federally required Entrance Counseling for your Federal Student Loan at studentaid.gov.
- Complete the Federal Direct (Stafford) Loan Master Promissory Note (MPN) at studentaid.gov.
- Complete 2020-2021 Federal Direct Loan Request Form on LawNet.
Federal Direct Graduate PLUS (Grad PLUS) Loan: Because the cost of attendance generally is not published until late May or early June, the Financial Aid Office recommends that you begin the Grad PLUS application process no earlier than June 1 and be sure you have completed the FAFSA and the Entrance Counseling for your Federal Education Loans. Then follow the steps below:
- Complete the Federal Student Aid Office’s Direct Grad PLUS application and secure a credit decision with the U.S. Department of Education at studentaid.gov.
- Complete the Direct Grad PLUS Loan Master Promissory Note (MPN) at studentaid.gov.
- Complete the 2020-2021 Federal Direct Grad PLUS Loan Request Form on LawNet.