Admissions FAQs

 

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Tuition & Financial Aid

How much does UH Law School cost?

How much law school debt do UH Law students have?

When should I apply for financial aid?

May I file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) before I complete my tax return?

What is the federal school code for the Law School?

What living expenses should I budget for?

I would like to know how much student loan debt I currently have. How can I find out?

When should I apply for resident tuition?

I am applying for the Part-Time JD Program.  Am I eligible for financial aid?

I am an undergraduate student in a Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) state.  Am I eligible to request reduced tuition?

May I apply for an internal merit scholarship?

Where can I find external scholarships for law school?

I received an external scholarship.  Do I need to tell the Financial Aid office?

I am an international student who has applied to the JD program. Am I eligible for any internal scholarships? How do I apply for federal or private student loans?

I am a citizen of the Federated States of Micronesia or the Republic of Palau. Am I eligible for federal financial aid loans?

Tuition & Financial Aid

How much does UH Law School cost?
See Tuition and Financial Aid.

How much law school debt do UH Law students have?

Average Law School Debt Per Student
2013 $75,419
2012 $70,263
2011 $68,016

We were listed among the Best Value Law Schools (The A Schools) by The National Jurist in 2012. See The National Jurist.

When should I apply for financial aid?
File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible.  It became available on January 1, 2014. Need-based scholarships are awarded based upon eligibility and the order of FAFSA received. You may indicate "will file" on tax-related questions and then update this information after you file your taxes.  

Our priority financial aid deadline is March 1. See Financial Aid.

May I file the FAFSA before I complete my tax return?
Yes. You can indicate "will file" on tax-related questions and then update this information after you file your taxes.

What is the federal school code for the Law School?
The federal school code is 001610. To add our school code to an existing FAFSA, click "Add a school" under "Returning User?".

What living expenses should I budget for?
See Cost of Attendance.

I would like to know how much student loan debt I currently have. How can I find out?
See the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS). Use your social security number and FAFSA pin to access your account. Your account information will include current loan amounts, lenders, and lender contact information.

When should I apply for resident tuition?
If you are admitted, you will be invited to complete a residency declaration form. A determination of residency status will be made prior to matriculation. See Hawaiʻi Residency.

I am applying for the Part-Time JD Program. Am I eligible for financial aid?
Yes.

I am an undergraduate student in a Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) state. Am I eligible to request reduced tuition?
No, this program does not include law schools in the WICHE program states.  See WICHE.

May I apply for an internal merit scholarship? 
No. All admittted students will be considered for internal merit scholarships. See Scholarships for our Scholarship Retention Data Worksheet.

Where can I find external scholarships for law school?
See Scholarships.

I received an external scholarship. Do I need to tell the Financial Aid Office?
Yes. This may affect your financial aid package.

I am an international student who has applied to the JD program. Am I eligible for internal scholarships? How do I apply for federal or private student loans?
No, international students are not eligible for internal scholarships. You may want to explore other options via the East-West Center.

To be eligible for federal student loans, you will need to complete FAFSA. To learn more about private loans (which may require a US co-signer), see http://www.finaid.org/loans/privatestudentloans.phtml.

I am a citizen of the Federated States of Micronesia or the Republic of Palau. Am I eligible for federal financial aid loans?
No. Students from the Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of Palau are not eligible for federal financial aid loans. You may, however, be eligible for the Pacific Islander Scholarship. In order to qualify for the scholarship, you must complete a FAFSA.

Contact

Lisa M. Dye

Director of Financial Aid
Phone
(808) 956-5502