The University of Georgia participates in the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program in which eligible students borrow from the U.S. Department of Education. These loans are repaid directly to the U.S. Department of Education. The first step to borrowing the federal student loans described below is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. The UGA Federal school code is 001598. Federal loans which may be available to law students are:
FEDERAL DIRECT LOANS
You can apply for a Federal Direct Loan by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Federal Direct Loans are available to law students enrolled at least half-time. Up to $20,500/year may be borrowed. You are responsible for paying the interest on the loan from the time the loan is disbursed until it is re-paid. You can pay the interest while in school or you may allow it to accrue (capitalize).
GRADUATE PLUS LOANS
Graduate Plus Loans are available to law students enrolled at least half-time. Financial need is not a requirement, but a student must not have adverse credit history (bankruptcy, tax liens, etc.) to be approved for the Graduate PLUS Loan. The maximum annual loan amount is based on the student's cost of attendance minus other aid received.
Information and application materials may be obtained by contacting the University of Georgia Office of Student Financial Aid. With the exception of short-term emergency loans to enrolled students, all student loans are administered by the University of Georgia Office of Student Financial Aid.
For further information on students loans, contact:
YELLOW RIBBON PROGRAM
The University of Georgia School of Law is proud to participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program, a provision of the law which created the Post-9/11 GI Bill. The Yellow Ribbon program allows institutions of higher learning to make additional funds available to fund tuition and fee expenses that exceed the tuition and fees covered by the Post-9/11 GI Bill. Under the program, the Department of Veterans Affairs matches school aid contributions made to eligible veterans. The School of Law has allocated funds for two annual scholarships at $5,000 each. This $5,000 will then be matched by the Department of Veterans Affairs for a total of $10,000 per academic year.
To receive benefits under the Yellow Ribbon Program:
- You must be eligible for the maximum benefit rate under the Post-9/11 GI Bill
- You must not be on active duty or a spouse using transferred entitlement
To learn more about eligibility, please visit the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs site: http://www.benefits.va.gov/GIBILL/yellow_ribbon.asp.
If you are eligible and plan to apply for Yellow Ribbon funding at the School of Law, please contact Xavier Brown, Assistant Dean for Admissions, Diversity and Inclusion & Strategic Initiatives, at firstname.lastname@example.org.