Howard University

Federal Loan Program

Most law students rely on education loans as their primary sources of financial aid. Any enrolled or accepted student who is either a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or eligible non-citizen may apply for federal financial aid totaling 20,500. Students applying for federal student loans must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Most applicants are eligible for the federal government’s subsidized Federal Direct Loan Program, which can provide up to $8,500 per year (up to a maximum of $65,500) for all undergraduate and graduate study. Subsidized loans enable eligible students to borrow at a fixed rate, and the federal government pays the interest until repayment begins (generally six months after graduation. For more information visit the Department of Education web site at:

FAFSA Helpful Information
To apply on the
School Code: 001448
Telephone Number: 1-800-4FED-AID

Direct Loan
Entrance Counseling:
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updated: October 27, 2014