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Financial Aid

California Western offers financial aid award packages tailored to your individual needs so that you can focus on what matters most—your legal education.  Our team will guide you through the options available, including scholarships, student loans, and student employment so that you can make an informed decision.

We are here to help

We know figuring out how to pay for law school is a concern for students. Our staff is here to help you from the start to tailor an aid package to your financial situation.

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Types of aid

Scholarships and Grants
Financial aid that does not have to be repaid (unless, for example, you withdraw from school and owe a refund) 

Loans
Money borrowed for college or career school. You must repay your loans, with interest. 

Work-Study
A program where work for a certain number of hours to earn money to help you pay for school.  

Veteran Benefits
Additional Financial Aid may be available to veterans, future military personnel, active-duty personnel, or those related to veterans or active-duty personnel. 

Financing your education

  1. 1 .

    Understand the cost of attendance 

    The cost of attendance considers multiple factors including tuition, room and board, books and more. See all the numbers to help you determine how much aid you may need before you start the application process. 

    Tuition & Fees

  2. 2 .

    Apply for federal financial aid

    To be considered for financial aid you must first submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid formYou will want to keep in mind key deadlines and gather all your documentation to complete the form so you can get the best financial aid package possible.

    Financial Aid application process

  3. 3 .

    Find other aid opportunities

    Financial aid can include a number of options including private and public loans, grants, scholarships, work-study and more. You may be eligible for several scholarships based on academic merit, work experience, cultural background and other criteria.

    Aid Programs

Summer Abroad/Summer Break 

Financial aid is available to eligible students who take part in a summer trimester study abroad program or use Federal Work-Study funds during a summer break. Continuing students taking part in either program need to submit required materials to the Financial Aid Office by the summer deadline. They must intend to enroll in the fall trimester to qualify.

Financial Aid Office

The Financial Aid Office at California Western School of Law administers student loans and work-study programs and coordinates scholarships awarded by other departments, such as Admissions or Diversity Services. We encourage you to reach out to find out how we can help you. 

Our Title IV Federal Institution code, used on the FAFSA form, is G13103.

Contact Us
Fax

(619) 615-1460

Location
Administration Building, First Floor
Our Title IV Federal Institution code, used on the FAFSA form, is G13103.