Mitchell Hamline has a robust scholarship program designed for students from all walks of life. Scholarships are awarded on admission based upon a variety of factors including previous academic excellence, professional experience, service and leadership experience, personal experience, and interest in specific areas of law. Scholarships range in value from 10 to 100 percent of tuition.
Non-federal loan comparison tool, FASTChoice is available through the MHSL financial aid web page.
Federal Financial Aid
Federal financial aid includes loans and work-study eligibility. The FAFSA application establishes access to federal aid. Mitchell Hamline’s FAFSA code is G02391. Filing the FAFSA does not obligate you in any way. The Department of Education’s Graduate and Professional Funding Brochure provides advice and resources as you consider this next educational step. Federal loans provide flexible repayment options including income sensitive options and the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program.
Filing the FAFSA
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.
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 to provide additional information if needed. The SAR may indicate you need to provide a signature, or 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.
How much and what kind of aid can I receive?
The FAFSA application establishes each year’s access to federal loans and work-study. Graduate level federal loans and limited work-study eligibility combine to pay your tuition, fees and up to $19,450 for education related costs. Tuition, fees and the education related cost total is the maximum amount of financial aid you can receive. The combined costs are called your financial aid budget, or cost of attendance.
The estimated annual budget of $21,456 for living expenses can be increased. Documented dependent care expenses, monthly insurance premiums, and/or a one-time computer purchase together with our form can be sent to us via e-mail or fax. MHSL budget adjustment forms
The Federal Direct (Stafford) Unsubsidized loan is available for up to $20,500 annually. The loan is federally required to be disbursed throughout the year. A planned two semester year will receive up to $10,250 in each semester.
The Federal Direct Grad PLUS loan funds the remainder of the financial aid budget after scholarship and other loans have been credited. These funds will be disbursed throughout the year up to the full semester budget. The Grad PLUS loan has a credit approval requirement. Grad PLUS applications for 2020-21 loans can be submitted after March 1, 2020 to determine program eligibility. The loan can be co-signed, or the credit decision appealed. Early application is advised.
Limited federal work-study can replace loan eligibility. Contact the financial aid office for details.
Questions? Contact us!
The Financial Aid staff at Mitchell Hamline School of Law are available to answer questions and guide you through the financial aid application process.
Contact us for application guidance or advice at any stage of the process.