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Most students would not be able to afford law school without some form of financial assistance. The Financial Aid Office at California Western School of Law administers student loans and work-study programs, and also coordinates scholarships awarded by other departments, such as Admissions or Diversity Services.

Contact Us

Administration Building, First Floor
Direct line: (619) 525-7060
Fax: (619) 615-1460

Our Title IV Federal Institution code, used on the FAFSA form, is G13103.

How to Apply For Financial Aid

  1. Check financial aid deadline dates: while you may apply for aid after these dates, the full array of aid sources may not still be available if you apply late.
  2. Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The California Western School of Law institution code is G13103
  3. Follow the additional steps provided on the Financial Aid Checklist

Types of Financial Aid

  • Scholarships & Grants - Financial aid that doesn't have to be repaid (unless, for example, you withdraw from school and owe a refund)
  • Loans - Borrowed money for college or career school; you must repay your loans, with interest
  • Work-Study - A work program through which you earn money to help you pay for school
  • Veterans Benefits - Additional Financial Aid may be available to veterans, future military personnel, active duty personnel, or those related to veterans or active duty personnel.

Current News

  • Yellow Ribbon Program - California Western will continue its participation in the Yellow Ribbon Program for 2020-2021. This program allows students (an unlimited number for 2020-2021) who receive benefits under the Post-9/11 GI Bill to receive additional tuition assistance. More details, and the 2020-2021 application, are available on our Veterans Benefits web page.
  • Emergency Relief Grants for students affected by the COVID-19 outbreak are currently available; more information can be found on the CWSL Guide pages.

Codes of Conduct

The California Western School of Law Financial Aid Office pledges to abide by its Codes of Conduct, which can be viewed on a separate page.