A Santa Clara University School of Law education is an investment in your future. And understanding the costs associated with a legal education and learning about financing options is critical.
At Santa Clara Law, we recognize that many students do not always have immediate access to resources to pay for their law school education. Financial aid, in the form of scholarships, federal and private loans—or some combination thereof—may be an integral component of your funding strategy.Apply to Santa Clara Law Information for LLM Students
Summer Term Financial Aid:
Law students wishing to use financial aid for the summer term must submit a SUMMER SURVEY and indicate their enrollment plans for the term.
Note: To be eligible for aid in the summer you must be enrolled at least half-time. For summer session that is a MINIMUM of 3 units. Students enrolled in only 2 units (e.g., students enrolled only in Advocacy) are not eligible for federal financial aid. Any changes in your academic load will result in changes to your financial aid eligibility.
You must have a 2022-2023 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) on file to access federal aid. This is the same FAFSA we have been using for the 2022-2023 academic year.
Once we receive your SUMMER SURVEY we will revise your cost of attendance to include the summer term. Students may only have additional Federal Direct PLUS loan eligibility remaining for the summer as the summer term is considered the end of the academic year for financial aid purposes.
If you are receiving the Dean’s Fellowship or IP Fellow award you can use your eligibility for the summer term, but it will count against your 86 maximum units of eligibility. Please submit a SUMMER SURVEY and indicate that you are a recipient of the Dean’s or IP Fellowship in your response. Emery Merit Scholarship and Law Faculty Scholarship funds are not available during the summer term.
Revisions to your financial aid will be completed by May 1, 2023. Once we have adjusted your Cost of Attendance we will send you a notification at which time you can apply for a summer Federal Direct PLUS Loan. Upon receiving confirmation from the U.S. Department of Education that your Federal Direct PLUS Loan is approved, we will certify and accept your loan on your behalf.
Summer disbursement is scheduled for May 25, 2023 with refunds issued after the add/drop period for Summer 2023 in accordance with the University’s credit balance refund policy.
NOTE: STUDENTS WHO ACADEMICALLY DISQUALIFY AFTER SPRING 2023 ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE SUMMER FEDERAL FINANCIAL AID. STUDENTS WHO DISQUALIFY WILL HAVE ALL SUMMER AID CANCELED, AND WILL HAVE TO RETURN ANY FUNDS DISBURSED TO THEM.
Law Admissions and Financial Aid Office
Santa Clara University School of Law
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, California 95053 USA
Howard S. and Alida S. Charney Hall of Law
Law Admissions and Financial Aid Office, Suite 109
Office Hours 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Telephone: (408) 554-5048
FAFSA School Code: 001326