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Bar Loans

Bar Loan FAQs:

 

Why should I consider applying for a bar loan?
Bar loans are intended to be used for expenses related to completing the bar exam. This includes living expenses and the cost of a bar review course. Borrowing these loans might be a good option if you don’t have the funds available and are not receiving assistance for these costs from your future employer.

How much am I eligible to borrow?
Bar loan caps vary by lender, but most students find that borrow $10,000 or less is sufficient to meet their needs. If you are going into public interest work and plan to enroll in TolLRAP, please note that only $10,000 of a bar loan is eligible for assistance. Bar loans are NOT eligible for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program.

What is the interest rate on bar loans?
Private loans such as bar loans have variable interest rates that are usually tied to LIBOR or prime rate, and dependent on your credit history. Private lenders will not provide an interest rate offer until after you have applied for the loan. 

How do I apply for a bar loan?
Once you have chosen a lender, you can apply online at the links below. The application must be certified by the school before the funds will disburse. To avoid problems in the processing of your bar study funds, we ask that you submit a hard copy of the application to the Admissions and Financial Aid Office for certification. 

Bar Loan Options:

 

PNC Bar Study Loan - Apply Online

What you can borrow:
Law students can borrow up to $15,000 to meet the cost of a Bar review course and other education espenses related to preparing for the Bar Examination.

For more Info:

• Call 1-800-762-1001
• Visit www.pnconcampus.com

 

Sallie Mae LAWLOANS Bar Study Loan - Apply Online

What you can borrow:
Law students can borrow up to $15,000 to meet the cost of a Bar review course and other education expenses related to preparing for the Bar Examination.

For more Info:
• Call 1-800-984-0190
• Visit www.salliemae.com

 

Wells Fargo Bar Exam Loan - Apply Online

What you can borrow:
Law students can borrow up to $12,000 to meet the cost of a Bar review course and other education expenses related to preparing for the Bar Examination.

For more Info:
• Call 1-877-449-2421
• Visit www.wellsfargo.com

 

Discover Bar Exam Loan - Appy Online

What you can borrow:
Law students can borrow up to $16,000 to meet the cost of a Bar review course and other education expenses related to preparing for the Bar Examination.

For more Info:
• Call 1-800-STUDENT
• Visit www.discover.com