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In this step we will help you understand the loans you have been offered, take action to apply for your loans by the deadline, use these loans to pay your student account, and (if eligible) generate a disbursement for living expenses.

Take the time to read all of the information provided and be sure to watch our video!

 

Domestic Students: Please note that the Perkins loan program was suspended by the federal government and is no longer an available source of funding as of October 2016.

Loan Type Eligibility Amount Action Step Deadlines Notes
Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan All Domestic Students $20,500 All 1Ls, transfer students and first time borrowers need to sign promissory a Master Promissory Note at studentloans.gov August 4, 2017 Every FAFSA applicant automatically receives this award offer.
Unsubsidized Harvard Law School Loan 5% All Domestic HLS Grant Recipients $6,300 None until you are notified in late August/early September 2017 September 15, 2017 The amounts can change from year to year depending on the availability of funds. In some cases, domestic students with dependent will receive additional HLS loan funding
Required Supplemental Base Loan All Domestic HLS Grant Recipients $23,000 Complete a Federal Direct GradPLUS application or a Private Supplemental Educational Loan application. Complete promissory note (new borrowers only) August 4, 2017 This $23,000 is the minimum amount an HLS grant recipient must borrow in order to secure HLS grant funding.
Optional Supplemental Loan All Domestic  Students Student budget minus other aid Complete a Federal Direct GradPLUS application or a Private Supplemental Educational Loan application. Complete promissory note (new borrowers only) August 4, 2017 If you want to borrow both the base loan amount and any portion of the optional amount, you should complete one application for the total amount you wish to borrow.

International Students:

Loan Type Eligibility Amount Action Steps Deadlines Notes
Unsubsidized Harvard Law School Loans 6% All International Students $20,500 None until you are notified in late August/early September 2017 September 15, 2017 Every International student financial aid applicant automatically receives this award offer.
Additional Unsubsidized Harvard Law School Loans 5% All International HLS Grant Recipients $6,300 None until you are notified in late August/early September 2017 September 15, 2017 The amounts can change from year to year depending on the availability of funds.
Required Supplemental Base Loan All International HLS Grant Recipients $23,000 Complete a Private Supplemental Educational Loan application and promissory note of your choosing August 4, 2017 This $23,000 is the minimum amount an HLS grant recipient must borrow in order to secure their HLS grant funding.
Optional Supplemental Loan All International Students Student budget minus other aid Complete a Private Supplemental Educational Loan application and promissory note of your choosing August 4, 2017 If you want to borrow both the base loan amount and any portion of the optional amount, you should complete one application for the total amount you wish to borrow.