Southwestern seeks to provide or secure financial assistance for its students whenever possible and has developed a comprehensive financial aid program that includes a range of scholarships, loans and work study funds.
At Southwestern, the Financial Aid Office administers a full range of programs to help secure financial aid for all qualified applicants who would be unable to attend law school without such assistance. Financial aid in the form of federal loan programs and other loans from a number of public and private sources, as well as merit and need-based scholarships and Federal Work Study funds, are available to Southwestern students. The law school is also fully approved for students wishing to utilize their veterans' education benefits. During the past academic year, approximately 90% of Southwestern students received some form of financial aid. The Financial Aid staff is available to provide assistance throughout the financial aid application process.
Since some scholarships and loans are limited and financial aid deadlines are earlier than those of Admissions' deadlines, prospective students interested in financial aid should obtain required forms as early as possible from the Financial Aid Office. Applicants should not wait for an admissions decision before applying for financial aid.
Southwestern's Title IV FAFSA Code is Gø1295 (G-zero-1295).
Financial Aid Code of Conduct
The Higher Education Opportunity Act conditions the eligibility of educational institutions to participate in Title IV programs on the development of and compliance with a code of conduct prohibiting conflicts of interest for its financial aid personnel [HEOA § 487(a)(25)]. Click here for more information about Southwestern's Financial Aid Code of Conduct.