(For information about the LSATs and financial aid for law school, visit the
Admissions Testing page. For further
reading, see the list of books about financial aid for law school in the
Law students are eligible to apply for Federal Stafford Loans. In addition,
the following organizations offer private loans for law students.
The Access Group, a nonprofit organization founded by the law school
community, is the largest provider of private loans to the
law school community.
In addition to Federal Stafford, Federal PLUS, and Federal
Consolidation Loans, Access Group offers the Law Access Loan and the
Bar Examination Loan.
For more information, call 1-800-282-1550, fax 1-302-477-4008,
5500 Brandywine Parkway,
PO Box 7430,
Wilmington, DE 19803-0430,
or send email to
Nellie Mae LOAN LINK
Nellie Mae, the largest nonprofit provider of education loans in the US, offers
the LawEXCEL Education Loan Program for law students.
50 Braintree Hill Park, Suite 300
Braintree, MA 02184
Phone: 1-800-9-TUITION (1-800-988-4846) or 1-617-849-3447
Sallie Mae, the nations largest secondary market (a company which buys student
loans from lenders), holds approximately one third of all educational loans.
Sallie Mae is affiliated with several lenders (currently Norwest Bank and
Household Bank fsb) who offer private loan programs, such as the LAWLOANS
Phone: 1-800-366-5626 or 1-800-239-4211.
TERI Professional Education Program (PEP)
The TERI PEP program provides loans for graduate and professional study.
The Education Resources Institute (TERI)
330 Stuart Street, Suite 500
Boston, MA 02116-5237
Phone: 1-800-255-TERI (1-800-255-8374)
Law School Admission Council Online
Food and Drug Law Institute Scholarships
The Food and Drug Law Institute (FDLI) is a nonprofit organization devoted to the
study of public health laws concerning food, drugs, cosmetics, medical devices
and biological and veterinary products. The institute sponsors several writing
scholarship competitions. Write for more information.