Loans, both federal and private, are used to supplement personal and family resources, scholarships, grants, and work-study and must be repaid.
There are two types of Federal Student Loans you can receive while attending South Texas College of Law Houston.
Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans are available to eligible law students who apply for federal aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students may qualify for up to $10,250 every semester. Interest begins accruing following disbursement. Borrowers receive a six-month grace period, following graduation or withdrawal, before repayment begins.
Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loans are available to students who do not have adverse credit. Students may borrow up to the cost of attendance, minus the Unsubsidized Stafford Loan. There is no grace period on this loan; however, there is an automatic six-month deferment.
Note: In some circumstances, the inability to borrow Graduate PLUS loans due to negative credit will affect your ability to finance your legal education. The law school doesn’t have the resources to lend money to students who cannot obtain Graduate Plus loans. Please review your credit report to correct any errors or make plans to get caught up on delinquent accounts. You may also wish to secure a cosigner or co-endorser for this loan.
- How to Apply for a Loan (PDF)
- Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loans
- Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loans (PDF)
- Texas College Access Loans (CAL Loan)
- Private (Alternative) Loans (PDF)
- Federal Student Loan Consolidation (PDF)
- BAR Loans (PDF)
- Loan Repayment Simulator
- Loan Entrance Counseling
- Master Promissory Note
- Additional Loan Resources