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  • Interest Accrual and Prepayment

    August 16, 2022

    Interest Accrual Interest begins to accrue at the time of disbursement on your unsubsidized loans. While you are in school and during your grace period,…

  • Cost of Attendance for Married Students and Students with Dependent Children

    August 16, 2022

    The standard student budget applies to all students without children. The student budget for students with children varies depending on each family’s circumstances. Factors include the…

  • About Consumer Debt

    August 16, 2022

    For Prospective and Admitted Students The standard student budget at HLS allows for a moderate standard of living and does not provide an allowance for credit card…

  • Meeting Need

    August 16, 2022

    The Financial Aid Program at Harvard Law School is need-based. We do not award any merit-based financial assistance to JD students. To help law students who…

  • Charting a Three Year Plan – Scenario 3

    August 15, 2022

    If you opt to spend both summers in higher paying positions presuming there are no other significant changes, you can expect your student contribution from…

  • Charting a Three Year Plan – Scenario 2

    August 15, 2022

    If you opt to spend both summers in lower paying or SPIF eligible positions presuming there are no other significant changes, you can expect your…

  • Charting a Three Year Plan – Scenario 1

    August 15, 2022

    If you opt to spend the summer between your 1L and 2L years in a lower paying or SPIF eligible position and the summer between…

  • Year to Year Aid Scenarios

    August 15, 2022

    As a need-based aid financial aid program, HLS reevaluates your eligibility for grant aid each academic year. Your eligibility will fluctuate based on the finances…

  • Financial Support for Public Service

    August 15, 2022

    Harvard Law School’s commitment to public service includes the generous loan repayment assistance and summer public interest funding described below, along with the largest and…

  • Frequently Asked Questions About Financial Aid for Prospective Students

    August 15, 2022

    When can I apply for financial aid?
    The financial aid application process (for both students and parents) opens after admission. Our institutional financial aid application on…

  • Sample Aid Packages

    August 15, 2022

    Here are two hypothetical aid package examples to illustrate how we meet demonstrated financial need for eligible applicants at Harvard Law School for 2024-2025. Students…

  • Public Service Venture Fund Information

    August 15, 2022

    The Harvard Law School Public Service Venture Fund awards $1 million in grants every year to help graduating students pursue careers in public service. The first…

  • Introduction to LIPP

    August 15, 2022

    LIPP is a comprehensive and flexible loan repayment assistance program for graduates working in relatively low-paying jobs. It allows HLS graduates to choose from a…

  • How to Compare LRAPs

    August 15, 2022

    Many law schools have loan repayment assistance (LRAP) programs, but no two are run in exactly the same way. As a prospective law student, LRAPs…

  • CGS Application Web Form

    August 12, 2022

    This funding is administered by the Harvard University Committee on General Scholarships (CGS) (http://www.scholarship.harvard.edu/). These scholarships are awarded with income from Harvard endowment funds…

  • International Students Financial Aid

    August 12, 2022

    The J.D. financial aid program is designed to help students from across the economic spectrum and around the world meet the expense of a law…

  • General Lender and Servicer Contact Information

    August 12, 2022

    This page is designed to help you contact your lenders and servicers during repayment, or when you are preparing to begin repayment. It contains contact…

  • Loan Deferment Options

    August 12, 2022

    If you have taken federal Federal Direct Subsidized or Unsubsidized Loans or a Federal Direct GradPLUS loan prior to entering HLS you qualify for deferment of those…