Financial Aid

Welcome to the Financial Aid Office

Financial Aid

We know law school is expensive, and we are here to make sure you receive all of the financial aid for which you are eligible. Fortunately, there are a variety of financial options available to qualifying students.

 

TJSL offers Federal Direct Loans and, unlike the complex process of applying for aid at the undergraduate level, your application here can be done in a few easy steps in an hour or less.

 

Our goal is to provide personal financial assistance and counseling to fit your needs so that you can focus on your law school education.

 


 

How to Apply

Applicants can help ensure their financial aid applications are given maximum consideration by carefully reading the following instructions and submitting all materials to the Financial Assistance Office or the appropriate agency as early as possible.

 

Step 1

 

Complete a FAFSA online at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov (school code is 013780)

 

Step 2

 

Students who want to receive Federal Stafford loans should complete a Stafford loan request form. Download the form. Completed forms may be faxed, scanned/emailed or mailed to the Financial Aid Office.

 

Applying for a Graduate PLUS loan requires students to go online to begin the loan process. The website is www.StudentLoans.gov. This loan is credit-based and the federal government will determine your eligibility.

 

Step 3

 

New borrowers must complete a Master Promissory Note (MPN) and entrance counseling to receive federal loans. This is done online at www.StudentLoans.gov. There are 2 separate MPN’s (Stafford and Grad PLUS). Both will need to be completed if requesting both loans.

 


 

Types Of Aid

Scholarships

Financial Aid provided by the school that does not require repayment. Funds are applied directly toward tuition charges.

 

Loans

Financial Aid provided by either the federal government or private lenders.  Interest accrues once the loan disburses and the federal loans have origination fees.  This is financial aid that must be repaid.

 

Federal Work Study

Federal work program where you earn money at eligible on or off-campus employment. Work study does not need to be repaid but is considered taxable income.

 

Veteran’s Benefits

Financial Aid provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs to eligible veterans, active duty military, and other relatives of service members. 
 

Outside Scholarships

Thomas Jefferson School of Law receives notices and information about various scholarships, fellowships and writing competitions sponsored by foundations, alumni associations, bar associations, etc. The Financial Aid Office will post such notices on this page as received.

 


 

Contact the Financial Aid Office

1155 Island Ave.

San Diego, CA 92101
 

Phone: (619) 961-4270
Fax: (619) 961-1270
 

financialaid@tjsl.edu