Paying for Law School: Apply for Financial Aid
Submit a FAFSA Form by the February 28 Deadline:
All applicants interested in receiving financial aid must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, called the "FAFSA."
You may complete the FAFSA online, or request a FAFSA form and University of Washington application instructions by contacting the Office of Student Financial Aid (OSFA)
- Complete the FAFSA online or request a FAFSA form from OSFA
- Deadline: FAFSA must be received by February 28.
- Federal Code: University of Washington-Seattle,
- Student Aid Reports: The University of Washington does not accept paper copies of Student Aid Reports (SARs).
A Note about the February 28 Deadline:
For priority consideration of funds, your FAFSA application must be dated as received by the processor by February 28 for the upcoming academic year. If you do not meet the priority deadline, you will be considered for limited types of aid (most likely only the Stafford Loan programs will be available). Accordingly, we recommend that your completed FAFSA be mailed or transmitted by
To Avoid Problems and Delays:
- Keep a copy of your completed FAFSA
- Keep a copy of your Federal Tax Return
- Read your mail very carefully and respond to requests as quickly as possible. Contact OSFA at (206) 543-6101 or email them at
firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions. When a document or a written explanation is requested, the processing of your file may be stopped and delayed until you respond.
- Promptly report any changes of address to the UW School of Law’s Office of Admissions & Financial Aid by calling (206) 543-4078 or emailing