Paying for Law School: Financial Aid
The University of Washington School of Law’s Commitment to Institutional Aid
The UW School of Law is dedicated to helping students meet educational expenses through loans, grants, and scholarships.
The law school and the University of Washington's Office of Student Financial Aid
(OSFA) are committed to offering a comprehensive financial aid package to help
students achieve their educational goals while minimizing student educational
Submit a FAFSA
interested in receiving federal financial aid must complete and submit the
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA can be completed online at:
http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/. Please make sure to
list the University of Washington-Seattle using the federal code #003798.
The priority deadline
for students to submit their FAFSA is February 28. Students who submit their FAFSA after this
date will still be considered for aid, however, it will be based on remaining
available funds. To receive the best
possible financial aid award, students are strongly encouraged to submit their
FAFSA by February 28.
Any questions about the FAFSA or its processing should be directed to the Office
of Student Financial Aid at: firstname.lastname@example.org or
Submit a Scholarship Application
Students admitted into UW Law as an incoming first-year student may submit a
scholarship application starting January 1
. The application is
available through the
. Applications will be accepted until March 15
Current UW Law students will be able to access the scholarship application
starting May 1
and will be accepted until June 30
Admitted students are strongly encouraged, but are not required, to submit an application through Need Access. This information will support the scholarship committee in assessing your eligibility for need-based scholarships.
Students who have questions about the scholarship application can contact us at:
email@example.com or 206.543.4078.
Applying for Summer Aid
Summer Quarter is the first quarter of the academic year. The types and amounts
of aid available are limited.
A FAFSA or a Renewal Application must be completed before we can determine your
eligibility for Summer Quarter aid. Students will also have to submit a Summer
Aid application, which is available through your MyUW account.
We recommend filing your FAFSA at least 12 weeks before the beginning of Summer
Quarter. We recommend you file the summer aid application by May 15
for priority processing. Normal processing time for Summer Quarter aid can take
up to eight (8) weeks depending upon when you submitted your FAFSA and if
additional information is needed to evaluate your eligibility.
Pay your own tuition by the due date if your financial aid will not be
ready in time. Tuition for Summer Quarter is due on Friday of the third week of
Minimum Enrollment Requirement:
The full-time and part-time enrollment requirements for Summer Quarter are the
same as for any quarter for the academic year. To review enrollment
requirements, please refer to
How to Receive Your Aid. Correspondence courses and Continuing Education
credits do not count toward the minimum enrollment requirement. UW Educational
Outreach credits count only if you are a UW degree student, the class is a
regular credit class and the class appears on your regular University class
schedule; check with our office before you register. Visiting Students
(summer-only attendees) and other Non-Matriculated students are not eligible for
aid during Summer Quarter. Summer Quarter Aid Programs: Most, but not all aid
programs are available in summer quarter too. OSFA will determine if you are
eligible to receive additional funds for each type of aid you are eligible to
receive, or if we need to spread your eligibility for aid over four quarters
instead of the regular three quarters of attendance.
The aid programs are described in more detail in
Graduate Types of Aid.
Summer Satisfactory Academic Progress Requirement
If you are a continuing student, you must meet satisfactory academic progress
requirements for the prior year to receive aid. If you do not complete the
required number of credits for the year by the end of Spring Quarter, your
eligibility for aid will be suspended, we will stop processing your aid and
Summer Quarter aid will not be disbursed to you.
Satisfactory Academic Progress for more information.
Summer Refund and Repayment Policy
Financial aid will be refunded to the aid programs if you withdraw from all of
your classes during the university or federal refund period. In addition, if you
withdraw Summer Quarter, you may owe immediate repayment of aid you received
(except direct loans that are payable according to the terms of the promissory
note). If you withdraw during the federal refund period, (i.e., the first 60% of
your enrollment period, the amount of aid that must be returned to the aid
programs is based on the proportion of the quarter remaining (that was not
completed). For example, if you withdraw with 80% of the quarter remaining, 80%
of your aid funds must be returned to the aid programs. The amount that you must
repay immediately depends on the amount of university fees and the type and
amount of aid for summer. Please see
Withdrawals or Refund for Aid Recipients.