Howard University

Bar Loan Information

Bar Loan Information

A number of private lending institutions provide loans to cover the cost of a commercial bar preparation course and living expenses during the period immediately after graduation. Depending upon your total debt and the specific loan program, you may apply for up to $15,000. Approval for these loans is usually based upon your credit-worthiness.

Bar exam loan applications must be certified by the Office of Financial Aid. The lending institution mails the checks directly to the individual graduating students. Application should be made prior to graduation. There may be some lenders that will accept applications after graduation.

For more information about obtaining a bar loan, you should contact your current educational lender or conduct a web search to identify bar loan providers.