Financial Aid Application Process, 2013-14
The following is a brief list of steps that should be taken when applying for financial aid at California Western School of Law:
Complete a California Western School of Law Online Financial Aid Application for 2013-2014 and submit it to the Financial Aid Office. Students must be accepted for admission before they submit an application; instructions on establishing a login will generally be emailed to you within a week of your admission.
Once the Financial Aid Office has determined your aid eligibility, we will send you an email directing you return to the Online Aid System to accept, reduce, or decline the aid in your award package.
Once you have accepted one or more loan awards, the Financial Aid Office will begin to process the loans you requested.
All students must conduct entrance counseling prior to receiving federal student loan aid. Students who have not previously received aid at CWSL should visit the Entrance Counseling pages at StudentLoans.gov.
If selected for verification and you filed or will file a tax return for tax year 2012, submit the following materials to the Financial Aid Office:
You may defer payment of tuition and fees by filing a Tuition Deferment/Promissory Note with the Business Office.
Once all of the necessary documents have been received and reviewed, your eligibility for financial aid will be determined and an Award Notification indicating the types and amounts of aid you have been awarded will become available on our Online Aid System.
Note: Graduate PLUS and private loans are subject to lender credit criteria. Your lender will decide whether to approve or deny your Graduate PLUS or private loan application. For these reasons, the appearance of an Graduate PLUS or private loan on your Award Notification does not guarantee lender approval.
Please feel free to contact the Financial Aid Office at (619) 525-7060 or 1-800-255-4252, if you have any questions.