GW Law Financial Aid

GW Law Financial Aid The Law Financial Aid Office works with prospective and current students to provide accurate information on costs, budgeting, and funding from all possible sources of financial aid.

Operating as usual

01/24/2013

Questions about financing your GW Law School carreer? Contact a financial aid counselor today! 202.994.6592/[email protected]

01/18/2013

New Federal Loan Repayment Plan

The Department of Education is rolling out a new income sensitive repayment plan called Pay As You Earn.

You may be interested to learn that on December 21, 2012, the Department of Education is rolling out a new income sensitive repayment plan called Pay As You Earn. To qualify for Pay As You Earn, you must have a partial financial hardship. You have a partial financial hardship if the monthly amount you would be required to pay on your eligible federal student loans under a 10-year Standard Repayment Plan is higher than the monthly amount you would be required to repay under Pay As You Earn. For this purpose, your eligible student loans include all of your William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans that are eligible for Pay As You Earn, as well as certain types of Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program loans. Although your FFEL Program loans cannot be repaid under Pay As You Earn, the following types of FFEL Program loans are counted in determining whether you have a partial financial hardship:

· Subsidized and Unsubsidized Federal Stafford Loans

· Federal PLUS Loans made to graduate or professional students

· Federal Consolidation Loans that did not repay any PLUS loans for parents

You also must be a new borrower as of Oct. 1, 2007, and must have received a disbursement of a Direct Loan on or after Oct. 1, 2011. You are a new borrower if you had no outstanding balance on a Direct Loan or FFEL Program loan as of Oct. 1, 2007, or had no outstanding balance on a Direct Loan or FFEL Program loan when you received a new loan on or after Oct. 1, 2007.

Your payment amount may increase or decrease each year based on your income and family size. Once you’ve initially qualified for Pay As You Earn, you may continue to make payments under the plan even if you no longer have a partial financial hardship. Find out whether you’re eligible for Pay As You Earn.

If you have any questions about this federal loan payment plan, or others, please contact your financial aid counselor at [email protected] or 202.994.6592. Alternatively, you are welcome to visit us in the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid, ground floor, building E, from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Scholarship for Residents of Berks Co., PennsylvaniaThe Howard Fox Memorial Law Scholarship Award is presented annually ...
01/18/2013
Berks County Community Foundation

Scholarship for Residents of Berks Co., Pennsylvania

The Howard Fox Memorial Law Scholarship Award is presented annually at the Berks County Bar Association Law Day Event. It is given to help fund a deserving Berks County, Pennsylvania, resident embarking on his or her second year at an accredited Law School.

In 1978 the Howard Fox Memorial Law Scholarship Fund was established by Helen and Richard Fox and Friends to honor the memory of their son who, as a proud member of the Berks County Bar Association, served as a young attorney in the Public Defender’s Office.

The Howard Fox Memorial Law Scholarship Award is presented annually at the Berks County Bar Association Law Day Event. It is given to help fund a deserving Berks County, Pennsylvania, resident embarking on his or her second year at an accredited Law School.

In June 2000, the Howard Fox Memorial Law Scholarship Fund was transferred to the Berks County Community Foundation to manage and administer.

The Berks County Community Foundation is a nonprofit corporation whose purpose is to develop, manage and distribute funding to meet existing and emerging community needs. Through permanent endowments created from charitable gifts, the Community Foundation makes grants from the earnings of the endowment. By keeping the principal balance of the funds intact and spending only earnings, the Community Foundation ensures a lasting and stable vehicle for the support and development of Berks County.



Eligible students should visit: www.bccf.org for an on-line application for the Howard Fox Memorial Law Scholarship. Complete applications must be submitted to Berks County Community Foundation between January 15th and April 1st.

The Support Performing Artists Fund has provided a grant to the Women’s Club of Reading Center for the Arts to underwrite a series of student recitals.

Scholarship Opportunity for Residents of Washington, DC	Robert A Shuker Scholarship Fund OpportunityThis year the fund h...
01/18/2013
Robert A. Shuker Scholarship Fund

Scholarship Opportunity for Residents of Washington, DC

Robert A Shuker Scholarship Fund Opportunity

This year the fund has raised sufficient funds to be able to offer two scholarships of at least $10,000 to residents of the Greater Metropolitan Area of Washington D.C., who are admitted to and will be attending a law school accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) on a full-time basis. Preference will be given to (1) applicants who have demonstrated an interest and a strong desire to work in the administration of justice or other public interest areas, (2) applicants who are currently residents of the District of Columbia, and (3) applicants who are already in law school with a 3.0 grade average on a 4.0 grading scale, or the equivalent thereof, who are in need of financial aid to continue their law school education. No student is prohibited from applying for successive scholarships.

Students may visit the funds website: www.shukerscholarship.com, which fully explains the scholarship criteria and contains the downloadable application. Applications for the 2013 - 2014 academic year are due by April 12, 2013

The Robert A. Shuker Scholarship Fund was established in 1993, to honor the late Judge Robert A. Shuker, Associate Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. Its primary purpose is to find and assist young people in obtaining an education that have few financial resources, but a burnin...

01/18/2013
FAFSA - Free Application for Federal Student Aid

Time To Fill Out The 2013-2014 Free Application for Federal Student Aid!


Students returning in the 2013-14 academic year who are interested in financial aid should fill out a FAFSA form after January 1, 2013. Again, for the 2013-14 academic year, you will be able to select IRS Data Retrieval. This will eliminate steps in filling out the FAFSA.

The FAFSA is used to determine if a student is eligible for a GW Law Need Based Grant. Students born in or after 1985 should have their parents complete the parts of the form that requests parent income data. Failure to include this data may cause a student to not be considered for a GW Law Need Based Grant. Only full-time and part-time Juris Doctor candidates are eligible to apply for GW Law need-based grants, awarded on the basis of financial need, and subject to availability of funds. Transfer students are ineligible to receive need-based grants.

The Law School will meet a percentage of unmet need with need-based funds. The remaining cost (including the EFC, expected family contribution) may be met with the Federal Direct Stafford Loans, Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loans, or other commercial educational loans.

The FAFSA should be completed online at www.FAFSA.ed.gov.

Contact us with your questions:
Law school financial aid counselors are here to help you make informed choices about financing your law school education. If you have any questions about the FAFSA or GW Law Need Based Grants please contact the Law Financial Aid Office at [email protected] or call 202.994.6592. You may also visit with the Law Financial Aid Staff during business hours, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, on the ground floor of building E, in the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid.

Apply now! Federal Student Aid has more than $150 billion available to help you pay for school.

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01/15/2013

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Address

700 20th St NW
Washington D.C., DC
20052

General information

Our staff members are: Meredith Schor Director of Financial Aid Nancy LaMotta Associate Director of Financial Aid Beth Ramirez-Amurao Assistant Director of Financial Aid Darshani Don Financial Aid Counselor

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00

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(202) 994-6592

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