Financial Assistance for the Leaders to Lawyers Program

  • GI Benefits: The Post-9/11 GI-Bill provides financial support for education and housing to individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service after Sept. 10, 2001, and for individuals discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days. You must have received an honorable discharge to be eligible.

    The Post 9-11 GI Bill will pay eligible individuals:

    • Up to $18,077 per academic year toward tuition and fees
    • A monthly housing allowance equivalent to that of an E-5 with dependents based upon the Basic Allowance for Housing
    • An annual books and supplies stipend of up to $1,000
    • Up to an additional $6,000 per academic year through the Yellow Ribbon Program

    Federal Direct Stafford Loans: These low-interest loans assist with educational expenses and are federally guaranteed, which means borrowers do not need to pass a credit check to receive funding. Maximum award: $20,500 per academic year.

    Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loans: Graduate and professional students have the option of borrowing through the Graduate PLUS program to cover any remaining educational expenses. A credit check is required. You can begin repaying these loans while in school or defer repayment until after graduation, if you are enrolled at least half-time.

    Applying for Financial Aid: Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Basic eligibility requirements include:

    • Be enrolled at least half-time each semester.
    • Be a U.S. citizen or an eligible non-citizen.
    • Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress.
    • Must not be in default on any federal loan.
    • Be registered with Selective Service, if required.