Need-Based Aid

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There are a number of educational loans available to law students to supplement any scholarship that a student may receive. By filing the the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), students may receive several loans totaling the cost of attendance per year. William & Mary's Office of Financial Aid administers the graduate student loan program for the Law School, and may be contacted at [[aid]]. 

Federal Direct student loans for graduate students are unsubsidized at a fixed interest rate of 6.079%. You may be eligible to borrow up to $20,500 in the unsubsidized loan depending on the total cost of attendance. 

Federal Direct Grad PLUS loans are specifically designed to help bridge the gap between financial aid awarded and the cost of attendance. These loans have a fixed interest rate of 7.079% (disbursed on or after July 1, 2019) and can be consolidated with any Direct Unsubsidized loans upon graduation. 

Private loans are also available at a variable interest rate. 

AccessLex Center for Education and Financial Capability, a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating students about the financial underpinnings of legal education, has several resources available for students, including an informative brochure about federal student loan repayment, and a student loan calculator