How Do I Start?
Ninety percent of UNH Law’s admitted students qualify for student loans and the majority of admitted students are offered scholarships or grants.
What’s most important to know is that to be qualified for financial aid, it is imperative you complete an online Free Application for Federal Student Aid, known as the FAFSA . The priority deadline is March 1 and our school code is 002589.
How It Works
For Admitted Students
We begin processing financial aid awards for newly admitted students by early February. Awards are posted on the UNH secure website: WebCat. Scholarships and student loans are posted to your financial aid in two equal installments, half for fall semester, half for spring semester.
For Returning Students
Financial aid awards are processed on a rolling basis beginning in February. Your scholarship, if applicable, and student loans are posted to your student account in two equal disbursements, half for fall semester, half for spring semester.
Financial Aid Application and Loan Documents to be completed:
Complete the FAFSA. Our school code is 002589.
You must have a valid PIN and your previous year's income tax information. As a graduate level student, you are considered independent. No parental tax information is required. If you are chosen for verification, you will be notified by the financial aid office. Verification requires providing a copy of your signed federal tax return with W-2s. It is strongly recommended that you use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) to include your tax information into the FAFSA.
2. Federal Direct Stafford Unsubsidized Loan Master Promissory Note (MPN) Complete this form and online entrance counseling the first time you borrow a Federal Direct Stafford Loan while attending UNH Law. Find both at https://studentloans.gov.
You are advised to exhaust Stafford Loan eligibility before borrowing in the Graduate PLUS Loan program.
3. Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan Master Promissory Note (MPN) Complete this form and online Entrance Counseling the first time you borrow a Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan while attending UNH Law. You also must complete the PLUS Request Process – indicating how much you’d like to borrow. Find all PLUS loan forms at https://studentloans.gov. A credit check will be processed on your request and you will be notified immediately if you are approved or if an endorser is required.
4. Alternative Loans
Students should not consider borrowing private student loans until they have exhausted their maximum federal student loan eligibility. The terms and conditions of these credit-based private loan programs vary, and as such, students are encouraged to review the details of the programs before selecting a private loan program. More information can be found at www.unh.edu/financialaid/alternate-financing
We offer on-campus employment for students.
The majority of funding for law school is acquired through student loans. Some are granted on a need-based determination. All require a good credit history. Click here for complete information on federal, direct and private loans.
U.S. Military Veteran/GI Bill®
UNH Law is proud to support our veterans as a Yellow Ribbon participating school.
GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website here.
Loan Repayment Assistance Program
UNH Law is committed to ensuring Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP) funds remain a reliable resource for graduates who choose careers serving the public interest. For complete information on the LRAP program, click here.
Phone: (603) 862-3671