Office of Financial Aid:
News & announcements for the week of
April 5, 1999

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1998-99 Financial Aid

The deadline to submit a federal Stafford or alternative loan application for processing and disbursement is May 1, 1999.  Please keep this date in mind if you have an unpaid balance on your student account with the Bursar's Office and want to apply for a student loan to cover that balance.  Student accounts must be paid in full in order to register for the Summer 1999 or Fall 1999 terms. 

 Bar Exam Loans
There are special loans available to students for the Bar Examination.  The loan is used for the costs associated with fees for the bar review course and living expenses.  To be eligible for a bar loan, students must be credit worthy.  Below is a chart with details on the bar loan offered by some lenders. 
Key Education 
$8,000. 6 months prior to and 2 months after graduation No previous loan is required
The Access 
$7,500. 6 months prior to and 1 month after graduation No previous loan is required
Law Loans/ 
Sallie Mae
$7,500 6 months prior to and  month after graduation Yes a previous loan is required
Principal Bank $5,000 6 months prior to and 9 months after graduation Yes a previous loan is required
Applications for each lender are available in the Office of Financial Aid. 

 Summer 1999 Financial Aid Application 

The Summer Financial Aid Application to request and receive financial aid for the Summer 1999 term is available in the Office of Financial Aid.  In order to have financial aid processed, you must have a complete 1999-2000 file with the Office of Financial Aid that includes, but not limited to, a Student Aid Report and Stafford or alternative loan application.  You must register for at least three credit hours to get financial aid (six credit hours for the Stafford loan). 

If you intend to study abroad for the Summer 1999 term, you will have to complete an additional form.  In studying abroad, you may also want to consider having a power of attorney to act on your behalf with our office in your absence.  Both the Study Abroad Financial Aid Request forms and Power of Attorney forms are available in our office. 

If you are registering for summer courses and would like financial assistance, but have not submitted the required documents, please do so as soon as possible. 

1999-2000 Financial Aid 

By now, students should have completed the FAFSA and picked up the FINANCIAL AID GUIDE AND APPLICATION materials from the Office of Financial Aid.    Review your package of information carefully--deadline dates, a flow chart, express loan forms and more are included. For priority processing, the student financial aid file should be completed by JUNE 1, 1999. 

Office Hours

The Office of Financial Aid is open Monday through Thursday, 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM and Friday, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.  We are located on the second floor in Suite 230.  Please feel free to stop in our office during business hours with any concerns or questions you may have. 

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