Financial Aid

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

The FAFSA is an annual application for deferral and state financial aid. The 2015-2016 FAFSA is the application for Fall 2015, Spring 2016, and Summer 2016. The application is made available after Jan. 1. Review our Financial Aid “Start to Finish Guide."

Steps for First-Time Applicants

  1. Assemble your tax asset information, such as your W2’s and 1040’s.
  2. Visit the FAFSA website to file your FAFSA. Be sure to apply for your PIN (and your parent if parent information is required) during the FAFSA filing process. Use the PIN to electronically sign your FAFSA. Our FAFSA school code is 001999.
  3. Once your FAFSA is processed by the U.S. Department of Education, you will be sent a Student Aid Report (SAR). If you filed electronically, the SAR will be sent to you via email. If you filed by paper, or did not provide an email address, the SAR will be sent to you by U.S. Mail.
  4. Review the SAR for comments and incorrect information. If accurate, keep the SAR for your records. If you find any errors, you can correct this by returning the paper SAR or making corrections to a processed FAFSA online.


(Unsubsidized) Federal Stafford Loan

In combination with the subsidized loan, a student may borrow up to a combined total of $20,500 in subsidized and unsubsidized loans. The amount the student receives in the subsidized loan is deducted from the $20,500 In order to determine eligibility for the unsubsidized loan. For example, if a student is only eligible for $4,000 in subsidized loans he or she could receive $15,500 in unsubsidized loans. Interest starts accruing as soon as you receive the funds.

To apply for Federal Student Aid; complete the free application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA Form) for the 2015-2016 school year after January 1, 2015. You can apply on the FAFSA website.

List the University’s Title IV Code #001999 when completing the FAFSA and your financial aid information will automatically be sent to UofL for processing. Check ULink to monitor the status of your financial aid. If you have questions, contact ULink at 502-852-5511.

Graduate PLUS Loans for Law Students

Students may be eligible to borrow a Graduate PLUS loan, which is based on credit rating. The PLUS is federally guaranteed and the interest rate is subsidized. Interest accrues while the student is in school and repayment begins immediately. The interest rate is fixed for the life of the loan. Forbearance is available while the student is in school. Many students who have good credit are choosing the Graduate PLUS instead of private loans. The Graduate PLUS Loan is automatically awarded to law students; however, in order to be eligible a credit check must be completed. For additional information and instructions, please visit the University of Louisville's Financial Aid Office website.

Financial Aid packages are generally awarded by the end of May. Contact the Financial Aid Office for detailed processing information at 502-852-5511.


Upon admission, each applicant’s residency for tuition purposes will be determined by the law school, based on the information provided in the application and in accordance with state guidelines. This residency classification will be stated in the applicant’s letter of admission.

When completing the admission application, Kentucky residents must indicate the length of residence in this state. Non-residents must specify their permanent state of residence. Indiana residents enrolled in Brandeis School of Law will be billed at the non-resident tuition rate.

According to Kentucky residency regulations, a person who moves to Kentucky for the primary purpose of enrollment in an institution will be considered a non-resident for tuition purposes.

For more information regarding residency determination for admission and tuition purposes, contact the Registrar's Office at the University of Louisville at 502-852-6528. Additional information is available on the University of Louisville's Residency website.

Student Financial Aid Office
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY 40292
Phone: 502-852-5511
Fax: 502-852-0182
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FAFSA School Code: 001999