Frequently Asked Questions for Entering Students
All applications are automatically considered for scholarship. Admitted students will be sent additional application materials for the Public Interest Scholarships.
Dean’s Fellows and Intellectual Property (IP) Fellows are selected from the most competitive applicants overall. Applicants will be notified if they are awarded the IP Fellowship, or if they are in contention for the Dean’s Fellowship.
For more information, see Scholarships and Fellowships
Applicants must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which is available on-line at www.fafsa.ed.gov. When filling out the FAFSA, be sure to include Santa Clara University as one of the six schools that you would like to receive your information. Santa Clara University's federal school code is 001326.
The range is $1,000 to full tuition, depending on the type of scholarship.
For more information, please see Scholarships and Fellowships
First year law students can receive up to $20,500 per year from the Federal William D. Ford Direct Loan program.
Students can also apply for Grad PLUS loans, and often receive up to the cost of attendance (student budget) minus the amount of other financial aid received.
Eligibility is often determined by an applicant's credit history.
See a Sample Student package
Graduate students are no longer eligible to receive subsidized loan as a result of the 2011 Balance Budget Act. For more information click here.
Beginning in the 2010-2011 academic year, all Federal loans, including Federal PLUS Loan, will be processed exclusively in the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program. If you would like to learn more about the Federal Direct PLUS Loan program and how to apply for a loan for 2011-2012 (August 2011 through June 2012), please click the link to: https://studentloans.gov
Attn: Fee Waiver Packet
Box 2000, 661 Penn Street
Newtown PA 18940-0998
Yes. To request a fee waiver, contact the Law Admissions Office at email@example.com.
Students should contact the Law Financial Aid Office at (408) 554-5048 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Before contacting us, be sure to read through the information on this web site. The answers to the most common questions can be found in the information provided.
Santa Clara asks that applicants file the FAFSA as soon as possible after January 1, but no later than April 1.