File a Free Application for Federal Student Aid in each year you plan to receive federal loans or use federal work-study. Aid does not carry over from one year to the next. There’s no formal application deadline, but no federal aid can be be offered or processed until you have a current FAFSA.
The Financial Aid staff at Mitchell Hamline School of Law are available to answer questions and guide you through the application process. If we have not answered your questions with this information, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Step 1: Get a Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID. The FSA-ID is used to to sign the FAFSA, loan promissory notes and to review the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) for individual federal loan information.
Step 2: File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) using the Mitchell Hamline FAFSA School Code, G02391. The FAFSA provides annual access to federal student loans and determines eligibility for federal work-study. The total amount of aid is determined by your tuition and our estimate of additional education related expenses. Prospective students should complete the FAFSA even before an admission decision is made. Your federal application information will be held pending your admission decision. After you are admitted, your MHSL student ID can be used to access the MHSL Financial Aid Portal. Federal Direct Lending funds are available to all eligible applicants throughout the aid year.
Step 3: Review your Department of Education FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR) and provide additional information if needed. The SAR may indicate you need to provide citizenship confirmation, proof of selective service enrollment, verification of household size, income, and non-taxed sources of income or resolution of federal loan totals or repayment issues. Contact our office with any questions you may have about submitting additional information. Generally, the SAR specifies eligbility for the $20,500 Federal Unsubsidized loan.
View your Financial Aid in the Student Records location. The portal provides annual financial aid terms and conditions, your offered loans, loan terms, scheduled disbursements and a Messages/Alerts tab that will provide FAQs and notice of any processing issues.