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Financial Aid Instructions and Checklist

Financing your Legal Education at Delaware Law School, a Financial Aid Sourcebook, contains Information about the financial aid process, types of aid available and our application process.  In addition, you will find information on debt management, average costs and loan limits. Students must apply each year for financial aid and must remain enrolled on at least a half-time basis to maintain eligibility. Definitions of half-time status can be found in your program's student handbook:

Returning students whose FAFSA results and data form are received by the Office of Financial Aid on or before April 2, 2020 will receive priority in the awarding process and in determining eligibility for Federal Work Study.

Incoming student do not have a financial aid deadline as they are considered for institutional aid as part of the Admissions process. We do recommend that you begin the financial aid process soon after application. New students must be accepted to Delaware Law before their completed financial aid files can be reviewed.

Delaware Law Financial Aid Checklist

Please refer to this checklist in order to complete your financial aid forms accurately.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA): Submit the FAFSA online at https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa. You will be prompted to create a FSA User ID if you have not already done so. You will use your 2018 Federal Tax Information to complete your FAFSA. We recommend that you utilize the IRS Data Retrieval Tool as this will greatly speed up the process and help to eliminate input errors. The results of the processed FAFSA will be sent to the student and school electronically, provided our school code is indicated. Our school code is B04724. If Widener University School of Law-DE is not listed on your FAFSA, please go online to add our code.

Widener University Delaware Law School Financial Aid Data Form (complete and submit online at https://delawarelaw.widener.edu/dataform)

Students should indicate on the form the amount of funding they would like to receive from the Federal Direct Subsidized/Unsubsidized Loan Program. Incoming students should return the form as soon as possible. Returning students have a priority filing deadline of April 2, 2020 to receive consideration for Federal Work-Study funding. Alternatively, the Data Form can be downloaded from https://delawarelaw.widener.edu/faforms or https://www.widener.edu/lawfinaid.

Federal Direct Loan Applications – The FAFSA is not a loan application, but is used to determine eligibility for Federal Student Aid (FSA) programs.  Therefore, all incoming students and returning students borrowing for the first time in 2019-20 must complete a Federal Direct Subsidized/Unsubsidized Master Promissory Note (MPN) online at https://studentaid.gov/app/launchMpn.action?mpnType=subUnsubMpn. Returning students that borrowed a Federal Direct Subsidized/Unsubsidized Loan in 2019-20 should complete the requested loan amount box on the Financial Aid Data Form authorizing Delaware Law to certify a loan.  

Federal Direct GradPLUS Loan Applications(https://studentaid.gov/app/launchPLUS.action?plusType=gradPlus)

Students can log onto https://studentaid.gov/app/launchPLUS.action?plusType=gradPlus after May 2, 2020 and select “Apply for a Direct PLUS Loan”, “Graduate”, to complete the Federal Direct GradPLUS Loan application. Students borrowing this loan for the first time will also need to complete a Federal Direct GradPLUS Master Promissory Note (MPN).

Summer Intent Form(complete and submit online at https://delawarelaw.widener.edu/summerform or download at http://www.widener.edu/lawfinaid ) Students intending to take summer classes and receive financial aid must complete a summer intent form to inform the Financial Aid Office of their plans.

Students Selected for Verification will be notified in writing of what documentation must be submitted. Selection may occur in two forms. Students may be selected by the U.S. Department of Education or at the discretion of the Financial Aid Office.

Some students may be required to utilize/complete/provide:

2020/2021 Verification Worksheet:

A verification worksheet will be sent to you upon review of your file by the Financial Aid Office. Please complete both sides of the form and return to the Financial Aid Office.