Cardozo's Office of Student Finance is committed to using its resources to help admitted students attend the law school. A wide range of financial aid is available, including endowed scholarships, private grants, an institutional loan program, and federal, state, and private supplemental loan programs. The financial aid program is designed to reduce the financial impact of a legal education on a student’s resources.
The law school is fortunate in having endowed scholarships in place, so that more than $1 million is available annually for need-based grants. In addition, each year some students are awarded funds entirely on the basis of merit as determined through their application for admission; no additional application is necessary for merit scholarships.
Long-term education loans are the primary source of financial assistance. Federal, Cardozo and private loan programs ensure that virtually every student who needs it can receive some kind of financial aid for tuition and/or living expenses. Using a standard national application, a student’s need is calculated by a uniform system.
Important News, Updates and Information
The Department of Education implemented the Pay As You Earn (PAYE) Repayment Plan on December 21, 2012. PAYE is similar to Income Based Repayment (IBR), setting monthly loan payments based on income level, and offering loan forgiveness. PAYE may offer more favorable terms than IBR for eligible borrowers! For details, please visit the Federal Student Aid and visit Cardozo Debt Management websites.
The Department of Education released an Employment Certification form, which is designed to help borrowers track their progress toward qualifying for Public Service Loan Forgiveness. For details, please click HERE.
Direct Deposit is now available for financial aid refunds. Click HERE to enroll.
Financial Aid for the 2012-2013 Academic Year
(Summer '12, Fall '12, & Spring '13)
- File your 2012-2013 FAFSA
- International JD Students: Please click HERE to file your 2012-2013 International JD Student Financial Aid Application.
Financial Aid for the 2013-2014 Academic Year
(Summer '13, Fall '13, & Spring '14)