Your first semester of study, commencing in May 2016, will be part of the 2015-2016 Financial Aid Award Year. If you wish to receive federal loans for this summer semester, you must complete your 2015-2016 FAFSA at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/ using school code G02677.
If you already completed the 2015-2016 FAFSA, you MUST complete a Correction FAFSA and list yourself as a Graduate/Professional Student with an independent status. Add BLS (G02677) as an authorized school to receive your application.
Since your classes begin May 2016, please complete both of your FAFSA forms by April 15. You cannot make any changes to the 2015-2016 FAFSA application after June 30, 2016.
As a law student, you are eligible to borrow up to $20,500 in an Unsubsidized Direct Loan for the Summer 2016 semester. If you received federal loans (subsidized or unsubsidized) as an undergraduate in 2015-2016, the amount of the loans you borrowed must be deducted from the $20,500 in the Unsubsidized Direct Loan you are eligible to borrow at BLS. You can also apply for a Graduate Plus Loan up to the cost of attendance for the Summer.
You must also complete the 2016-2017 FAFSA to receive federal loans for Fall/Spring 2016 - 2017, and Summer 2017. You are eligible for an additional $20,500 for 2016-2017 (Fall-Spring). You can also apply for a Graduate Plus Loan up to the full cost of attendance for Fall/Spring 2016 - 2017, and Summer 2017.
Complete the BLS Application for Financial Aid for Accelerated Students and email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you wish to borrow a Graduate Plus Loan for Summer 2016, you must complete a Plus Loan Request for 2015-2016 at www.studentloans.gov (enter the loan period 05/16/2016 to 7/22/2016).
If you wish to borrow a Graduate Plus Loan for Fall/Spring 2016 - 2017, and Summer 2017, you must complete the loan application for 2016-2017 at www.studentloans.gov (enter the loan period 8/15/2016 to 7/25/2017).
Sign a Master Promissory Note for your Unsubsidized Loan at www.studentloans.gov. This MPN will be good for 10 years.
Sign a second Master Promissory Note for Graduate Plus Loan at www.studentloans.gov. This MPN will also be good for 10 years.
Complete your Entrance Counseling at www.studentloans.gov.
No Federal Loans can be disbursed without your completed Entrance Counseling and your signed Master Promissory Note(s).
In order to receive federal loans, you must be an eligible US citizen or permanent resident. For eligibility requirements, visit our website at: http://www.brooklaw.edu/Admissions/financingyoureducation/federalloans/