To obtain financial aid at Whittier Law School, all students (prospective/new and continuing) must apply for it . Students are required to do the following:
- File the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) – the FAFSA applies to students who are U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or eligible non-citizens only. The FAFSA is free (as its name) and can be filed online at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov Appl.icants must have a personal identification number or PIN when filing. Request for a PIN can be made at http://www.pin.ed.gov and o,ne will be electronically sent to the applicant. The same PIN is used each year for filing the FAFSA and to access federal loan records online with the Department of Education.
- Students must indicate “Whittier Law School*” in the school section and its school code is *E00480.
- Submit the Law School’s Financial aid Application – Continuing (or –New) Student – this application is used in the reviewing process and for verification purpose. The application can be found at the Law School’s website: http://www.law.whittier.edu/index/ , tab “Resources for …” / Current Students / Office of Financial Aid / Documents and Forms.
- Provide other documents as requested, i.e. verification worksheet, proof of citizenship or permanent residency, valid driver’s license, copy of social security card, proof of non-default of student loans, etc.
*Prospective/New students are strongly advised to apply for financial aid early, regardless of whether an admission decision is known. *
March 1st – Recommended deadline for filing the FAFSA with the Department of Education
May 1st – Financial aid deadline for all students (continuing and prospective/new)