Financial Aid Assistance
Income-Based Repayment Plan Website (click to access site)
Students: If you anticipate that your student debt load will be high relative to your income, check out the information on this site to see if you qualify for the Income-Based Repayment Plan.
Applying for Financial Aid (Student Loans)
Law School students who wish to be considered for financial aid (student loans) at Marquette University need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is available online.
We suggest the following steps to ensure that your financial aid application is processed accurately and in a timely fashion:
- Gather your 2015 tax information. We recommend that you file the FAFSA as soon as possible after October 1. All Marquette University Law School students (full-time or part-time) are considered to be independent for financial aid purposes. Therefore, only your income and assets (and those of your spouse, if applicable) will be evaluated to determine whether you qualify for student loans.
- Apply for a Federal Student Aid ID (FSAID) online at fsaid.ed.gov. This will serve as your electronic signature on your FAFSA application.
- Complete the FAFSA online at fafsa.gov. Be sure to complete all sections about you, your school plans, and your financial information. Entering students for the upcoming fall semester should submit the online FAFSA on or after October 1. Be certain that you select and complete the online FAFSA form for the upcoming academic year.
- List Marquette University. Our school code is 003863.
- Provide your electronic signature (FSAID).
- Submit your information.
- Print out and keep a copy of your submitted information for your records.
Within two to four weeks of submitting the FAFSA, you will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR) via U.S. Postal Service unless you provided an e-mail address. If you provided an e-mail address you will receive an electronic SAR. Check it for accuracy and follow up on any requests for additional information. If you have special or extraordinary circumstances, notify the Office of Student Financial Aid in writing (Marquette University, Office of Student Financial Aid, PO Box 1881, Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881).
The financial aid application process is completely separate from the Law School application process. Although the Marquette University Office of Student Financial Aid will develop an aid award only if the applicant has actually been admitted to the Law School, it is to the student's advantage to have a completed FAFSA on file ready to be reviewed.
Should you have specific questions about the financial aid application process, please contact Marquette University's Office of Student Financial Aid – contact information (telephone, fax, in-person, direct e-mail form) may be found here.
Law School Merit Scholarships
In recent years, high-performing students at the conclusion of the first year (e.g., those in the top ten to fifteen percent of the class) have received scholarship awards of a few thousand dollars. The Law School is expected to continue that policy for the foreseeable future.
Loan Repayment Assistance Program
The Law School has developed a Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP) to assist graduates who choose careers in the public sector, where starting salaries are usually lower than those in the private sector. More information on the Law School's LRAP may be found on this website.