In the past year, 89 percent of all Brooklyn Law School students received some form of financial aid. Financial aid from federal and state resources is based on eligibility and financial need. Brooklyn Law School awards merit scholarships and need-based grants. Click here to view slides from a recent Financial Aid presentation.
How to Apply for Financial Aid
Complete the FAFSA online after January 1 at www.fafsa.ed.gov. If you do not have a Federal PIN number, you may apply for a new PIN or receive instructions on how to access your old PIN at www.pin.ed.gov. US citizens and permanent residents are eligible to apply for federal student aid programs. To receive federal student aid, the student cannot be in default of previous student loans.
For federal loan programs, all law students are independent, so you should not include parental income or asset information on your FAFSA. The FAFSA determines your eligibility for Federal Unsubsidized Loans, Graduate Plus Loans, and and Federal Work-Study. List Brooklyn Law School, G02677, as a school authorized to receive your FAFSA. When your FAFSA is processed, you will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR) and Expected Family Contribution (EFC) which determines how much aid you are entitled to.
Complete the 2013-2014 Brooklyn Law School Application for Financial Aid by April 30, 2013. You must reapply for financial aid every year that you attend school. The Application for Financial Aid is now a fillable form. Complete the form, save it to your computer, and then email it as an attachment to email@example.com. If you are selected for verification, you will be required to submit your 2012 Federal Income Tax Return. The Office of Financial Aid will contact you if you are selected.
If you need additional loan funds, you may apply for a Graduate Plus loan up to cost of attendance (less other aid.) Apply directly at www.studentloans.gov. You must esign a Promissory Note for the Graduate Plus Loan each year that you are awarded one. Sign your Pnote at www.studentloans.gov
How to Apply for a Brooklyn Law School Need-Based Grant
Complete the online 2013-2014 Need Access Application at www.needaccess.org. There is a fee for this application.
There is a section for parents’ financial information. All students, regardless of age, are required to include parents' financial information on the Need Access Application. If you have a specific issue that makes it impossible for you to fulfill this requirement, please email the Office of Financial Aid at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mail or fax signed copies of your parents' Federal Income Tax Returns (with all accompanying schedules and occupations listed). If your parents are separated or divorced, submit tax returns for both parents. This information is to determine eligibility for a Need Grant whether or not your parents will contribute to your legal education. Parents’ tax returns are required for all Need Grant applicants, regardless of age and circumstances. If your parents have not completed their current Federal Tax Return, they may submit last year's returns.