Forms

Form Available Date Deadline Notes and Instructions

 

Scholarship Application for Continuing Students

 

 

June 23, 2017

 

July 14, 2017

 

J.D. students who will be 2Ls and 3Ls for the 2017-18 academic year are eligible to apply.

Cost of Attendance Adjustment Request (COAAR) – Law September 16th, 2017 April 2 

Increases to the Cost of Attendance (COA or also known as the student budget), if approved, will typically only result in additional loan eligibility. Please read the instructions below for requesting a Cost of Attendance Adjustment Request (COAAR) form. After completing the steps, e-mail your documents to financial-aid-law@berkeley.edu to obtain copy of the COAAR form. Unless the increase will be met with a scholarship, you must follow steps 1-4.

 

    1. Review the list of allowable expenses to see if your request is eligible. Note that for certain expenses such as transportation, you must be able to prove that you’ve already exhausted – or will exhaust – the amount allocated in the current COA for that budget item in order to be eligible to request an increase. Please note, car loan payments & car insurance are not eligible transportation expenses.

    2. Proof of current student loan balance. You must submit a printout or screenshot of your current student loan balance which you can obtain through NSLDS on the “Financial Aid Review” page (this is not required if no loan debt). 

    3.  Proof of repayment plan calculations: Go to www.studentloans.gov and utilize the “Repayment Plans & Calculator” tool to calculate estimated repayment plan options. Take a screenshot or print out the repayment plan options you are given (the screenshot/printout must show the total loan balance you used to calculate your options). The loan amount you use to calculate your options must be a total of these two loan balances combined: current loan balance (which you obtain from NSLDS – step 2) and anticipated loan balance (over your next years at Berkeley Law).  

    4. Statement: Write a statement (it can be brief, 1-3 sentences and in email format) explaining how much you plan on borrowing this academic year, in subsequent academic years, the amount you’ve borrowed prior to law school and what repayment plan (based on your calculations from step 3) you anticipate using after graduation.  If you will not be borrowing in subsequent years or/and have never borrowed prior to law school, please explain this in your statement. Lastly, if you are planning on utilizing Berkeley’s LRAP program to aid in your loan repayment, you are required to meet with an LRAP advisor. Please schedule an appointment here.

 

Deadline: Monday, April 2 – A completed COAAR form with all associated required documentation must be submitted by April 02, 2018.

 

See below for information on COAAR for Bar Exam Fees.

COAAR Addendum for Bar Exam Fees Spring April 1 The above steps are also required to obtain the COAAR form for allowable Bar costs, unless you have already submitted the documentation for another COAAR request. E-mail your documents to financial-aid-law@berkeley.edu to obtain copy of the COAAR Addendum for Bar Exam Fees.
University Bar Study Loan Application March 1 April 10

 University Bar Study Loan Information Sheet and Application:

BarStudyLoanPacket – SPRING 2017 – APPLICATION CLOSED; please contact financial-aid-law@berkeley.edu for assistance.

Berkeley Law Yellow Ribbon Program Application n/a n/a  Email financial-aid-law@berkeley.edu for application. (Must be an admitted student prior to requesting)