Financing Your Legal Education
Savannah Law School students are eligible to receive Title IV aid from the Department of Education. The SLS School Code is: G31733. Students may apply for Federal Student loans by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.ed.gov. This may be done beginning January 1 of each year. In order to ensure the student’s aid package is completed prior to the beginning of each fall, the student will need to complete the FAFSA by June 1 of each year. Students will need to have his or her taxes completed in order to better assist the student with the completion of the FAFSA.
All students who complete the FAFSA are eligible to receive Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loans (as long as the lifetime aggregate of $138,500 has not been reached). The maximum amount of Direct Unsubsidized Loans that a student is eligible to receive each year is $20,500 based on the information received from the FAFSA. Further information may be obtained from the Office of Financial Aid.
Students may also apply for alternative loans to assist with educational expenses. A co-signer may not be required if the student is an eligible borrower. Further details of the alternative loans available can be obtained from the Office of Financial Aid.
SLS provides an installment payment program for the payment of tuition and fees over a specified number of months within the semester. To participate in the installment program, students must submit an application and $75 application fee during the registration period.
Cost of Attendance
The student cost of attendance (COA) is determined prior to the beginning of the academic year. Beginning with the 2013-2014 academic year, tuition will be billed at a flat rate for the Fall and Spring Semesters (full-time students taking 12-16 credit hours; part-time students taking 7-11 credit hours). Students taking more than 16 credit hours will be billed the FT flat rate for their year in school plus a per credit hour charge for each credit above 16 credits. For students taking less than 7 credit hours, the billing will be invoiced on a per credit hour charge.
Winter Intersession, Summer Intersession and Summer semester tuition will be billed on a per credit hour charge. The per credit hour charge is $1,300.00 per credit hour.
For the 2012-2013 academic year, tuition is calculated at a rate of $1,300 per credit hour.