Federal Student Loans
The federal student loan program consists of the Stafford Loan program and Grad-Plus loan program. To apply for any of these loan programs, the Creighton University Financial Aid Office requires that you first complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) after January 1 prior to the August in which you plan to enter law school.
You must submit the completed FAFSA to the Federal Student Aid Programs Office and designate that a report be sent to Creighton. Creighton University's FAFSA School Code is 002542. Upon receipt of the report and notification of your acceptance to the School of Law, Creighton's Financial Aid Office will send you an award letter that will state the maximum amount of loan assistance for which you are eligible to apply. You may then apply directly for student loans.
Over the years, the Law School has developed the TePoel Emergency Loan Fund. The Fund is named in memory of Louis J. TePoel, Dean of Creighton Law School from 1920 to 1947. The Emergency Loan Fund is made possible by many generous and continuing donations from alumni and friends of Creighton Law School. Students who are in need of emergency funds for school or living expenses may request to borrow up to $1000 from the TePoel Emergency Loan Fund. Third year students must repay the loan prior to graduation. First-year and second-year students are required to repay the loan prior to registering for the next academic year. The interest rate for the emergency loan is 2%. Emergency loan requests should be made online through the Business Office.
Bar Loans (up to $15,000) are available to assist you with your living expenses. Applications must be certified by the Assistant Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid no earlier than one year prior to your anticipated graduation date and no later than nine months after your actual graduation date. Contact your lender for additional information.