Financial aid in the form of federal loans is available to U.S. citizens or permanent residents attending eligible law schools. Fordham Law School students should apply for these loans through the Law School Financial Aid Office. Eligible students at other U.S. law schools should apply for loans through their home schools. Applicants who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents should contact organizations in their home countries to inquire about the possibility of financial assistance, and may be eligible to borrow a private loan.
Full tuition and all optional fee payments are due by May 1, 2016. Those students who submit payment up to one week late (between May 2 and May 9, 2016) will be assessed a $100 late fee; up to two weeks late (between May 10 and May 16, 2016) a $200 late fee; up to three weeks late (between May 17 and May 23, 2016) a $300 late fee, and so on.
Students intending to rely on financial aid are responsible for submitting the initial application fee of $100 required to complete an application (along with the $500 internship placement fee, if applicable). They are also responsible for making full payment by May 1, 2016 unless a waiver of this requirement is sought and received in writing from the program. Late fees will apply, so we strongly urge students to apply for loans in a timely manner in order to ensure tuition payment by the deadline.
Students who withdraw from the program prior to May 1, 2016 will receive a full tuition and fees refund (minus the $100 non-refundable application fee).
Students withdrawing between May 2 and May 9, 2016 will be charged an additional $150 withdrawal fee. Students who have received an internship placement by the time they submit their withdrawal will not receive a refund of the internship placement fee.
After May 9, 2016, no tuition or fees will be refunded.