Law Financial Aid

USF ID Number

In order to better assist law students and reply to your financial aid inquiries in a timely manner, please be sure to include your USF ID Number in any email inquiries to the Law Financial Aid Office.  In addition, any requests to update your financial aid record should come directly from your USF email account. We cannot process any requests for assistance sent from your personal email accounts.

Virtual Drop-in Hours 

The virtual drop-in hour has been discontinued effective September 12th due to low attendance and unpopularity of this event. If you would like to meet with the Law Financial Aid Office virtually, please book an appointment HERE.

Law Financial Aid Hours Update

The Law Financial Aid Office updated business hours below effective September 19, 2022:

Monday 9:30 am to 6:00 pm   *Late Hours
Tuesday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm   *REMOTE
Thursday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Friday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm   *REMOTE

Debt Management Appointments

The School of Law has once again obtained the services of Dr. Jeffrey Hanson, a nationally recognized financial advisor, to virtually meet individually with our students (and their partners) in private counseling appointments (45 minutes), September 27, 28, 29 (Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday).

These appointments should reduce the stress associated with borrowing by equipping students with a financial action plan. Dr. Hanson will explain how to get the most out of your financial life (during and after law school), by providing you with loan repayment options and debt management advice. These appointments are extremely popular with medical and law students across the country.

Appointments are available to our students free of charge and are made on a first come, first serve basis. You can book appointments HERE. The schedule fills very quickly and there is no wait list, so if you’re interested please book as soon as possible. If you have any additional questions regarding the counseling appointments, please feel free to email me at eaquino@usfca.edu or call 415.422.6210.

Applying for Financial Aid/FAFSA Application for Fall 2022/Spring 2023

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA, for the Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 academic year is now available online at https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa.  All students who wish to receive financial aid for the 2022-23 academic year are required to complete the new 2022-23 FAFSA at www.studentaid.gov .  Our Title IV code is 001325 and must be included in your FAFSA application.  Financial Aid award notification for the Fall 2021/Spring 2022 will begin in early April for current students who have completed a 2021-22 FAFSA. You will be notified via email. Award information will be available to view online via your myUSF student portal.

The FAFSA should be completed as soon as possible but no later than the priority date March 1, 2022 in order to receive the maximum financial aid consideration for 2022-23 (this date is especially important for those continuing students who wish to be considered for the Federal Work Study award).
 
Financial aid awards for the 2022-23 academic year will be made available to continuing law students around mid-March as long as the 2022-23 FAFSA is completed and USF receives your FAFSA information by the priority date March 1, 2022.  You will be sent an email notification at that time by the Law Financial Aid Office indicating that you can review your financial aid award online via your myUSF online student portal.

IMPORTANT: The 2022-23 FAFSA can be completed after March 1, and you will still be able to receive federal educational loan aid for this upcoming year. However, delaying completing your FAFSA will affect when you receive your award notice as well as your eligibility for Federal Work Study.

Upcoming Private Scholarship Deadlines   

Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. Law School Diversity Scholarship and Application (Diversity)
Applicant is a member of an ethnic, racial, or other minority or any individual who demonstrates a defined commitment to issues ofdiversity within their community; Applicant is a U.S. citizen currently attending an addredited law school within the U.S.; Academic achievement as reflected by a minimum 3.0 GPA and at least on semester of classes completed at an accredited law school.
Deadline: 10/1/2022
Amount: $1,000

Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. Disability Scholarship and Application (Disability)
The Disability Scholarship was established in 2014 as part of the law firm’s commitment to helping students with disabilities or injuries who are in need of financial assistance for educational purposes.  The scholarship is available to students of any age, with any type of disability, including but not limited to physical disabilities, medical conditions, mental or psychiatric conditions, speech and language, learning disabilities, behavioral conditions, and all other conditions.
Deadline: 10/1/2022
Amount: $1,000

GJEL Law Student Scholarship
The Attorneys at GJEL understand the financial burdens law students go through when working towards their degrees and are providing this essay contest for eligible students.
Deadline: 11/1/2022
Amount: $1,000

Answering Legal Scholarship
Answering Legal’s Future Attorneys of America Scholarship is dedicated in choosing one law student, of academic excellence, every year and awarding them with the FAAS merit scholarship.  We consider it a great honor to be able to support law students who show ambition, perseverance, and of course, merit in their studies, in the legal community and in their lives.
Deadline: 11/30/2022
Amount: $5,000

Emery Reddy, PLLC scholarships
Each year we offer financial assistance to student with an interest in pursuing careers in the legal field.
Deadline: 11/30/2022
Amount: $1,000

AAUW Community Action Grants
Community Action Grants provide funds to individuals, AAUW branches, and AAUW state organizations as well as local community-based nonprofit organizations for innovative programs or non-degree research projects that promote education and equality for women and girls.
Deadline: 12/1/2022
Amount: $1,000