Financial Assistance

For US citizens and eligible non-citizens, the following types of aid may be available to meet your needs:

Federal Direct Loan

  • You must be enrolled at least half-time at an ABA-approved law school.
  • Award is not based on financial need.
  • Maximum amount is $20,500 per academic year.
  • Interest begins to accrue as of date of loan disbursement.
  • To be eligible, you must complete the free application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.
  • You should list the University of Dayton (Federal Code 003127) on your FAFSA so we will have access to your results. The FAFSA needs to be completed annually and the preferred deadline is March 1.

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Private Alternative Financing Options

Federal Graduate PLUS loans or private student loans can help meet the remaining cost of attendance beyond the Direct Loan annual limits. You must be credit-approved or obtain a credit-worthy co-signer to be approved for these loans.

For the Federal Graduate PLUS Loan:

  • Approval is based on credit-worthiness as determined by credit report
  • You must be enrolled at least half-time at an ABA-approved law school
  • You must be a U.S. citizen or an eligible non-citizen
  • You must have a valid FAFSA on file

For a private student loan through a bank or credit union:

  • Apply early to minimize delays
  • Approval and interest rate offering based on credit-worthiness as determined by credit report
  • Loan interest rates may be fixed or variable, depending on the lender and type of loan
  • Contact the private lender directly for more information on details of the loan product

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For More Information

Learn more about the loan process by visiting the University of Dayton Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid website or contact the UDSL Office of Admissions at 937-229-3555 or by email.

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