Office of Financial Aid
Blue Form Now Available For Incoming JD Students
Incoming 1L and transfer JD students may now complete the final step in their financial aid process -- the online Blue Form. On this institutional form, borrowers identify the types and amounts of aid they wish to accept for the upcoming academic year.
Georgetown Law Quadruples Yellow Ribbon Support to Veterans
Because of the generous support from its donors, Georgetown Law is proud to dramatically expand its assistance to student-veterans. Beginning in the Fall 2013 semester, Georgetown Law will provide up to $10,000 per year to eligible degree-seeking veteran students as part of the VA's Yellow Ribbon program. This amount will be matched by the VA to total up to $20,000 per year and is in addition to other possible Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits for which our veteran students may be eligible. A typical, fully-eligible Georgetown Law veteran student is expected to receive through these programs up to approximately $38,000 per year in tuition reduction.
Summer Office Hours Begin May 20
To better facilitate aid processing for the upcoming academic year, the Office of Financial Aid will be open reduced hours for calls and visits beginning Monday, May 20. Throughout the Summer period, the Office will be open from 10:00-5:00 Monday-Thursday and will closed on Fridays.
Renewal Aid Application Now Available for Returning Students
Returning students may now complete the renewal Financial Aid Application. All returning students should complete all steps by May 1. Returning students attending the Summer 2013 term should complete all steps by April 26.
Summer Work-Study Application Now Available
Returning students seeking Summer term Federal Work-Study ("FWS") may now complete the Summer FWS Application and return it to the Office of Financial Aid for review.
Yellow Form Application Now Available For Admitted JD Students
Admitted JD Students may now complete the Georgetown Law Yellow Form Financial Aid Application.
Important Information Available for Graduating Students
Life after Georgetown Law likely will require significant financial planning and the Office of Financial Aid is here to help! Please visit our special graduating students financial aid page for important information on online student loan exit counseling (a federal requirement for Stafford and/or Grad PLUS borrowers), in-person student loan repayment strategy sessions, in-depth workshops on financial planning for professionals, bar loans and more.
Georgetown Law's Office of Financial Aid is proud to provide students, prospective students and alumni with the highest level of professional service and counseling. Our staff does more than just process loans and other aid -- we are available to help answer almost any financial-related question you may have.
Charles W. Pruett
Assistant Dean for Financial Aid
"Pay As Your Earn" Enrollment Now Open
Eligible borrowers may now begin enrolling in the "Pay As You Earn" repayment plan (an enhanced version of Income-Based Repayment or "IBR" in which borrowers pay 10% of discretionary income for no more than 20 years). Please contact your loan servicer for enrollment information.
A borrower is eligible for Pay As You Earn if, in addition to meeting all the requirements for IBR, he or she 1) did not borrow any federal student loans prior to October 1, 2007 or had entirely paid off all such loans as of that date and 2) had at least one federal Stafford or Graduate PLUS loan disburse on or after October 1, 2011 or applied for and completed a Federal Direct Consolidation loan on or after such date. A borrower who does not meet the first requirement may regain eligibility for future, otherwise-eligible federal student loans when and if he or she completely pays off all outstanding federal student loans regardless of when they were borrowed.
The Office of Financial Aid has created a guide to help you learn more about Pay As Your Earn, IBR and Public Service Loan Forgiveness and whether they're right for you. (For more information on LRAP, click here.) You should also feel free to contact the Office for more information.