Apply for Financial Aid - FAFSA

In order to be considered for federal financial aid at Chicago-Kent College of Law, the Office of Financial Aid requires that students complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Your FAFSA is necessary for our office to determine your eligibility for federal financial aid, which at the Graduate/Professional Level, includes Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loans and Federal Graduate PLUS Loan.

While completing the FAFSA is the first step in the process to obtain federal financial aid to help you cover the costs associated with your legal education, please remember that it is very beneficial to be financially prepared for the upfront costs as a law student. Please see our suggestions in the Financial Readiness section of this page. Please also visit the following webpage to learn about the steps involved with the financial aid process at Chicago-Kent College: Financial Aid Overview

You may complete your FAFSA here: 2024-2025 FAFSA.

Please be sure you list the Chicago-Kent College of Law school code of E00773.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA is still available through June 30, 2024.

There have been significant modifications to this form for the 2024-2025 academic year so we strongly encourage you to take your time and complete the FAFSA as accurately as possible, as errors on the FAFSA can cause additional delays. We strongly encourage you to briefly read helpful instructions found at the: Federal Student Aid  website. The details include some important things you need to have and new terminology you need to know prior to completing the 2024-2025 FAFSA. 

The Department of Education (DOE) has also announced extensive changes to the Federal Financial Aid process beginning in 2024-2025 that will impact both students and schools. This is how it may affect you:

  • Official financial aid award notifications will be delayed.
  • There will be an extraordinary delay in processing the FAFSA this year. Schools will not receive FAFSA data for individual students until early to mid April. This is months behind a typical year’s schedule.
  • Once the Office of Financial Aid received the first batch of FAFSA data, it will likely take a couple more weeks before the first financial aid offers are provided to students.
  • If you are unable to make corrections to your 2024-2024 FAFSA, please keep checking your account at the Department of Education (
  • Institutions computer systems will require updates and testing before our office is ready to issue financial aid offers. Once the first batches of FAFSA data is received, it will likely be several weeks before the first financial aid offers are provided to students.

As our office receives additional updates, we will try and notify our students accordingly.  Please check back on this webpage for updated information. 

Please review the resources on this page for assistance with completing your Free Application for Federal Student Aid. The Office of Financial Aid at Chicago-Kent - Conviser Law Center will update this page regularly providing updates. Please also be sure to check your email for The Record Newsletter every Monday for updates and announcements.

Additionally, if you have any questions, please feel free to call the Department of Education at 1.800.433.3243 (800-4-FED-AID). These representatives have full access to your FAFSA and are trained to specifically answer FAFSA questions.


Financial Readiness

Having financial knowledge in law school is just as important as your academics.

It is extremely important to prepared for your first month or two of expenses. Obtaining financial aid is a process, and you will need money upfront for potential costs associated with:

  • Moving
  • First month’s rent on a new apartment
  • Purchasing books or other course materials prior to the start of classes
  • Other unforeseen expenses 

Don’t forget to view our current year’s Estimated Cost of Attendance budget to calculate your total estimated educational costs for the nine-month academic year. 

MAX by AccessLex

At Chicago-Kent College of Law, we partner with MAX by AccessLex, which is a personal finance program designed exclusively for law students. Having a MAX financial education account will give you access to lessons that will help you gain knowledge, build strategies, and meet your financial goals. Each month, MAX will alert you to complete your new lesson. In addition to your lessons, MAX also provides access to workshops, webinars, podcasts, and other financial education resources. You will also have opportunities to enter scholarship drawings! Sign in to your MAX account now.

If you do not have MAX financial education account, you may find step-by-step instructions to register HERE.