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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
E-mail: finaid@cwsl.edu

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 2015-2016 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The California Western School of Law institution code is G13103

  3. Complete a California Western School of Law Online Financial Aid Application for 2015-2016 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.

  4. 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


  • The Summer 2015 aid application is available on the Online Aid System All students who plan to attend a study abroad program in the summer, utilize Federal Work-Study during a summer break, or who will attend CWSL during the summer and do not already have an award for the summer, should complete the application by the 2/20/2015 deadline.

  • Yellow Ribbon Program - California Western will continue its participation in the Yellow Ribbon Program for 2015-2016. This program allows students (an unlimited number for 2015-2016) who receive benefits under the Post-9/11 GI Bill to receive additional tuition assistance. More details, and the 2015-2016 application, are available on our Veterans Benefits web page.

 

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.