Whittier Law School uses a standard single budget for the cost of attendance which applies to all students. For the purpose of aid verification, the cost of attendance is normally based on a nine-month period for fall and spring semesters. The cost of attendance for the academic year 2013-14 is shown below:
|Fall & Spring||Full-Time||Part-Time|
|Tuition and Fees||$ 41,560||$ 27,740|
|Personal Expenses||$ 3,724||$ 3,724|
|Room and Board||$ 16,640||$ 16,640|
|Transportation||$ 3,458||$ 3,458|
|Health Care Insurance||$ 2,248||$ 2,248|
|Cost of Attendance||$ 69,356||$ 55,536|
The cost of attendance for summer session is calculated separately, as it involves on-campus and multiple abroad programs. A summer budget for each program includes tuition, application/program fees, housing, transportation/airfare, and a reasonable sum for miscellaneous expenses. Students must submit a Summer Intent Form by no later than March 31st in order to obtain financial aid for the summer session. All Summer Intent Forms received after March 31st may not be processed in time for the start of the semester. Students are encouraged to check with the Financial Aid Office for procedures and actual cost of attendance for summer.
The process of financial aid awarding is based on the computation of the FAFSA and cost of attendance each academic year. Need-based awards will be granted before those of non-need-based aid. Financial aid awards are given in the following descending order:
By regulations, all types of financial resources are included in the aid awarding process. Therefore, students receiving external aid (i.e. Veterans’ benefits, AmeriCorps benefits, Governor’s scholarships program, tuition reimbursement benefits, living allowances, etc.) are required to notify the Financial Aid Office. Failure to do so will result in the adjustment and/or cancellation of financial aid awards.