Financial Aid

Howard University School of Law Office of Financial Aid

Welcome to the Howard School of Law Financial Aid homepage. Our objective is to ensure you have the best understanding of financial aid during your law school career at Howard University.  

Loan Options

Graduate student’s financial aid is the same for every student who has submitted their 2019-2020 FAFSA. Below is a brief explanation of each loan that is offered to graduate/professional students. 

Unsubsidized Loan 

Each student is allotted a $20,500 unsubsidized loan for the academic year. It is split between both semesters:

FALL Spring
$10,250.00 $10,250.00

Grad Plus Loan

For students who need additional funding the Grad Plus Loan might be a great option for you. It is a credit based loan that students will apply for at The Grad Plus Loan: can be the difference of the Cost of Attendance minus the Unsubsidized loan of $20,500 for the entire academic year. 

Example: If the cost of attendance is $60,000, the Grad Plus loan amount cannot exceed $39,500.


The Office of Financial Aid at Howard Univeristy School of Law does not process or award scholarships. The Merit Scholarships that are awarded are soley awarded by the Office of Admissions during the admission process. If you have any questions, please reach out to


If you have questions for financial aid, please send an email to Financial Aid Help or call 1-202-250-5163.