Applying for Federal Student Loans
Need-based financial aid is provided to law students in the form of loans. Students who wish to be considered for student loans at Marquette University need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is available online.
2024-2025 FAFSA availability: The anticipated launch date of the 2024-25 FAFSA will be in December 2023.
If you hope to secure student loans for the upcoming academic year, we strongly encourage you to submit the FAFSA as soon as possible, even before knowing the final outcome of your application.
We suggest the following steps to ensure that your financial aid application is processed accurately and in a timely fashion:
- Gather your 2022 tax information. We recommend that you file the FAFSA as soon as possible once the FAFSA launches. 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 studentaid.gov/fsa-id. 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 as soon as possible once the FAFSA launches. 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.
The federal financial aid application process is completely separate from the Law School application process. The Office of Student Financial Aid will generate a financial aid offer once the student’s FAFSA has been successfully received and processed and the student has been admitted to the Law School.
Should you have specific questions about the financial aid application process or if you are seeking counseling regarding the student loan process, please contact Marquette University's Office of Student Financial Aid (also known as Marquette Central) – contact information (telephone, fax, in-person, direct e-mail form) may be found here.