For a better experience, click the Compatibility Mode icon above to turn off Compatibility Mode, which is only for viewing older websites.

Law School Financial Aid

Financial Aid Counseling

Your financial concerns are very important to us. For dedicated personal assistance with your financial aid questions, please contact the law school's financial aid representative:

Mary DeRivera
3320 Market Street, Room 451 (in suite 450)
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 895-1044

Loan Options

There are a variety of federal loan options available to law students

  • Federal Unsubsidized Direct Loan
  • Federal Graduate Direct PLUS Loan

Funding for External Programs

Study Abroad

Students who wish to pursue summer study abroad opportunities can use education loans to help with funding. Students should meet with the Financial Aid representative and provide documentation of the costs for the program. The documentation will be reviewed and the student's budget may then be increased to accommodate for additional borrowing.


Students may use their federal and private loan funds to fund visitorships to other colleges and universities. Funds will still disburse to Drexel, based on Drexel’s schedule of disbursements. Students may then use refunds from their aid to pay the host school’s tuition and fees.

Summer Work Study Program

Students interested in participating in the Law School’s Summer Work Study Program must fill out a FWS Request Form available in the Office of Finance (Suite 430) during January of each year. The student’s FAFSA and Institutional Financial Aid Application must be submitted to the Office of Financial Aid by March 1st and will be reviewed for federal work study eligibility.

Visit Drexel Central to Learn About These and Other Options

Bar Exam Loans

Students are able to borrow funds in the form of a private postgraduate bar study loan to assist with costs associated with taking a Bar Exam. Bar loans are available through private lenders and eligibility is based on a student’s credit. These loans can assist students with the cost of taking the exam, bar prep courses, and living expenses between the time of graduation and taking the bar. Students may apply for bar loans during their last year of law school and up to a year after graduation depending on the lender. Before applying for a bar loan, students should speak with the Financial Aid office to ensure there is no further eligibility in the Federal Direct Loan program.

Law Need Based Scholarships

A limited number of Need Based Scholarships may be available each year for second and third year law students. Applications are submitted by letter to the law school's Senior Associate Dean of Students. The deadline in June is announced each year by email to all continuing students. Applicants must file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the following academic year.

Managing Your Drexel Financial Aid Account

Viewing Account Information

Students can use DrexelOne to access financial aid account information online at any time. Students will be able to access their financial aid award information, requirements associated with financial aid, and billing information.

Visit Drexel Central to Learn More About Viewing Account Information

Eligibility Requirements (to maintain loans and scholarships)

Law students should be aware that their financial aid award, both loans and scholarships, can be affected by academic performance and other factors. Students who drop below 4.5 credits in any semester will not be eligible for federal aid. Law school scholarship recipients must retain a minimum cumulative GPA as per their scholarship letter. The Department of Education requires schools to monitor a student's academic progress in order for the student to remain eligible for federal financial aid, including loans. Drexel’s SAP Policy can be found here.

Visit Drexel Central to Learn More About Eligibility and Funding

Refund Process

Visit Drexel Central to Learn More About the Refund Process

Late Fees

Visit Drexel Central to Learn More About Late Fees