Financial Aid Programs

As a Seattle University law student, you are likely to be eligible for several or all of the following programs:

Credit-based Loans

Alternative loan programs are credit-based loans available to help those students whose needs are not fully met by other government loan programs, institutional or outside scholarships, and/or employment.  They include the federal Grad PLUS and private, commercial student loans. 

Student Employment

Click here for a list of available student positions offered by Seattle University and the School of Law. For positions located elsewhere on the Seattle University campus, see https://www.seattleu.edu/mysu.

Government Student Loans

The unsubsidized Stafford loan is available up to $20,500 annually at a 6.8% fixed interest rate. Students must be enrolled at least half-time and receive a six-month grace period prior to repayment after graduation or dropping below half-time enrollment.

Perkins loan amounts range from $1,000 to $2,000 and are awarded to a small number of students determined to have exceptional need. Perkins loans do not accrue any interest until nine months after graduation or less than half-time enrollment, at which time a 5% interest rate is charged.

Grad PLUS loans are credit-based federal loans available to help those students whose needs are not fully met by other government loan programs, institutional or outside scholarships, and/or employment and who choose not to borrow private loans (also credit-based).

Scholarships

Scholarships awarded by Seattle University School of Law do not require a separate application process except for the Scholars for Justice Award, the Law Librarianship Scholarship, the Adolf A. Berle, Jr. Scholarship, and the Outlaws Civil Rights Scholarship.

Outside Scholarships

Work-study

Through either need-based federal work-study or through non work-study (non-need-based work), on-campus employment offers students the opportunity to work in one of the many available positions at Seattle University.

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