Student Loans for Law School
What you need to know about law school student loans
Attending law school is a dream for many aspiring lawyers and their families. But it can also be an expensive proposition.
Fortunately, there is plenty of financial help and loans available for law students. But remember: you must apply for your federal direct loans by filing a FAFSA, and you should exhaust grants, scholarships and federal direct loans first before tapping into a private loan for your graduate education. You must be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident, and be enrolled at least half-time in an approved program.
Details about of Federal Direct PLUS Student Loans for law school:
- No set limits on borrowing - you can borrow up to the full cost of attendance, minus any other financial aid you receive
- Fixed interest rate over the entire life of the loan
- Current employment not mandatory
- 4% fee on the principal amount of the Direct PLUS loan.
- You must have a good credit history, or obtain a co-signature from an endorser.
- Interest will continue to be charged on your principal balance, even if you secure a deferment or forbearance.
- There is no grace period for repayment, though borrowers may obtain a deferment if enrolled at least half time in an approved program.
Find a private student loan for law school
You should know that a Citizens Bank TruFit Student Loan offers:
- Competitive rates including an additional 0.50% interest rate reduction for automating payments from any eligible Citizens Bank account
- Or, 0.25% interest rate reduction for automating payments from any eligible non-Citizens Bank account.
- No fees
- Quick, easy application process
- Flexible repayment terms
- Simple qualification1 with minimum income requirements
- Co-signer release option available after initial 36 consecutive, on-time payments2
Learn more about affordable law school student loans that fit your needs
Pursue your dream of attending law school and get the student loan information you need to make the best decision for your unique situation. You can find helpful information about our affordable TruFit Student Loan™. If you have more questions, call a student loan specialist at 1-800-708-6684, and we'll help walk you through the process.
Additional student loan and college planning resources
- Guide to Paying for Graduate School
- Types of Student Loans for Graduate Students
- Loans Available for MBA Students
- Student Loans for Medical Students