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Getting Started

 Need financial assistance? Applying for financial aid can be a daunting process. We’re here to help! Our Student Finance Office works hard to provide opportunities to those students for whom finances are a determining factor. Contact us with questions:

MAILING ADDRESS

Western State College of Law
Student Finance Office
1 Banting
Irvine, California 92618-3601

Phone: (714) 459-1120
Fax: (714) 525-6721
Email: wsu406@wsulaw.edu

OFFICE HOURS

  • Monday: 9:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • Thursday: 9:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

FINANCIAL AID CHECKLIST

Please contact Student Services for more information.

Start your financial planning EARLY! Due to the high cost of private education, most students require financial assistance to pay for their studies. We encourage you to start the application process early in order to pursue all possible sources of financial assistance. Ready to get started? Follow these steps:

  1. Complete and submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). No matter which law school you choose, you’ll need to complete a FAFSA if you plan on receiving financial assistance. Go to https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsaUse School Code 042496.
  2. Complete and submit an Application for Financial Assistance (AFA) to our Student Finance/Student Services Office. Once you’ve been admitted, we’ll send you an application packet, which will include our Financial Assistance Handbook and the AFA form mentioned above.
  3. Review your Student Aid Report and make any needed corrections and resolve any federal comments.
  4. Respond to requests for information from us.

MAILING ADDRESS

Western State College of Law
Student Finance Office
1 Banting
Irvine, CA 92618-3601

Phone: (714) 459-1120
Fax: (714) 525-6721
Email: wsu406@wsulaw.edu

 

OFFICE HOURS

Monday: 9:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Thursday: 9:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

LOAN PROGRAMS

Please contact Student Services for more information.

Student loans are borrowed money that must be repaid, with interest and loan fees. They are legal obligations, and it is important that you review the responsibilities of borrowing, know the terms, and understand what you will have to repay over the years. Borrowers must meet federal and institutional eligibility requirements.

William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program https://studentaid.gov/understand-aid/types/loans

Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loans https://studentaid.gov/understand-aid/types/loans/subsidized-unsubsidized

  • The U.S. Department of Education is your lender
  • Annual and aggregate Federal loan limits apply
  • Not based on financial need
  • School determines amount you can borrow based on cost of attendance (determined by the school) and other financial aid/scholarships
  • loan fees apply
  • Interest accrues and the borrower is responsible for paying the interest during all periods.  Interest accrues from disbursement and any unpaid interest is capitalized (added to the principal amount of your loan).
  • entrance counseling is required
  • Master Promissory Note is required
  • Exit interview is required

Federal Direct PLUS Loans 

  • The U.S. Department of Education is your lender.
  • You must not have an adverse credit history. A credit check will be conducted. If you have an adverse credit history, you may still be able to receive a PLUS loan if you meet additional requirements.
  • Not based on financial need
  • School determines amount you can borrow based on cost of attendance (determined by the school) and other financial aid/scholarships
  • loan fees apply
  • Interest accrues and the borrower is responsible for paying the interest during all periods.  Interest accrues from disbursement and any unpaid interest is capitalized (added to the principal amount of your loan).
  • entrance counseling is required
  • Master Promissory Note is required
  • Additional  counseling may be required
  • Exit interview is required

MAILING ADDRESS

Western State College of Law
Student Finance Office
1 Banting
Irvine, CA 92618-3601

Phone: (714) 459-1120
Fax: (714) 525-6721
Email: wsu406@wsulaw.edu

 

OFFICE HOURS

Monday: 9:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Thursday: 9:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

SCHOLARSHIPS & PAYMENT PLANS

When you have been admitted, you are automatically considered for a scholarship. There is no supplemental application! You will be notified if you have been awarded a scholarship.  

  1. Scholarships – Western State offers merit scholarships to eligible new and continuing students. Scholarships cover tuition only; books, fees, and living expenses are not covered. A student may not receive more than 100% of tuition for any one semester from scholarship or remission sources. All scholarship programs are subject to change at any time without notice. 
  2. Tuition Payment Plans – Western State offers short-term payment plans to help students meet their financial obligations to the law school. With these approved plans, students are able to make tuition and fee payments throughout the semester and/or while awaiting the delivery of financial assistance funds. Contact the Student Accounts Office for more information.

COST OF ATTENDANCE

The cost of attendance represents the maximum amount of financial assistance that you can receive from a combination of all sources, not to exceed program limits. To determine the cost of education, the Student Finance Office establishes standard budgets that reflect average expenses. These budgets vary according to living arrangements and the length of the award period. Each budget includes average tuition and fees, books and supplies, housing, food, transportation, and personal expenses. These budgets serve as a guide for reasonable expenses for a “modest standard of living.”

Examples of the cost of attendance estimates used can be found by clicking here.

Please keep in mind that the budget is an estimated representation of 2019-2020 costs and is subject to change.

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Founded in 1966, Western State College of Law is the oldest law school in Orange County, Southern California, and is fully ABA approved. Western State College of Law’s 11,000+ alumni are well represented across public and private sector legal practice areas, including 150 California judges and about 15% of Orange County’s Deputy Public Defenders and District Attorneys.

Programs, credential levels, technology and scheduling options are subject to change. Western State College of Law at Westcliff University, 1 Banting, Irvine, CA 92618-3601 © 2017 Western State College of Law. All rights reserved. Our email address is materialsreview@wsulaw.edu.

See wsuprograms.info for program duration, tuition, fees and other costs, median debt, salary data, alumni success, and other important info.