Incoming Students: Financial Aid

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    At Capital University Law School, we are committed to providing a high-quality, lower-cost legal education. Attending law school is a major investment in your future, so we offer a comprehensive financial aid program to help students realize their goal of earning a legal education The Financial Aid Office is dedicated to providing students with quality customer service throughout the financial aid process and will work to identify and secure the best funding options for a student’s unique situation. The Financial Aid Office evaluates financial aid applications, processes loan applications, administers scholarships, coordinates student employment and offers individual financial aid counseling. We encourage students to take advantage of these valuable services. 

    Questions? Please contact us for personalized assistance.

    Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 6:00 pm.
    Phone: (614) 236-6350
    Fax: (614) 236-6972
    Email: financialaid@law.capital.edu 


    2014-2015 Tuition & Student Budget
    Tuition at Capital University Law School is assessed on a strict per credit hour basis. The tuition rate for the 2014-2015 academic year is $1,185 per credit hour. For first year students, the course schedule is predetermined based on the program in which the student enrolls. The tables below provide the actual tuition costs as well as estimated costs for living expenses, books, and supplies for first year students.

     

    First Year Law Student Budget: 2014-2015 Academic Year 

    Program

    Full-time Day

     Part-time Evening

      Part-time Day

    Tuition

    $33,180
    (28 credit hours)

      $24,885
     (21 credit hours)

      $21,330
     (18 credit hours)

    Books/Supplies

    $1,500

     $1,000

     $1,000

    Living Expenses

    $16,470

    $16,470

    $16,470

    TOTAL 

    $51,150  

      $42,355 

     $38,800 

     
     
     
    Applying for Financial Aid  
    We encourage students to apply early for financial aid so that our staff can work with you to identify and secure the best funding options. To begin the federal financial aid process, all students should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  You must apply online at www.fafsa.ed.gov.  Capital University's Federal School Code: 003023 . Please note, there is no unique code or branch ID for the law school campus. 

    Once your information has been processed by the Department of Education and received by Capital University, we will prepare a financial aid award package detailing your eligibility.  The process may take approximately 4 to 6 weeks, depending on the time of year you file.  In order to receive loans, students must complete the Loan Request Form and submit it to the Financial Aid Office.  All first time Direct Loan borrowers will also need to complete a Master Promissory Note and Entrance Counseling at studentloans.gov to obtain loan funds.

    Credit Information 
    The Federal Graduate PLUS Loan requires that applicants pass a credit check.  Students are encouraged to request a copy of their credit report prior to applying for a credit-based loan to ensure the accuracy of the information.  You can obtain a free copy of your credit report at www.annualcreditreport.com.