Dear Fordham 1L!
We are glad to hear that you are planning to attend Fordham Law in the
fall. By now you have probably begun thinking about paying for school.
Although this information is on our website, we thought we would
highlight some of the important questions and dates.
If you have already completed the following, you are in great shape:
1.Completed the FAFSA for Stafford Loans
2.Completed the Fordham Law Application for Financial Aid, including
the Stafford request on the back. (If you do not want to apply for
Fordham Institutional aid, simply complete the first and last pages of
You choose your own lender. We use NYSHESC as a guarantor and
disbursing agent for federal loans. Of course, you are free to choose
any guarantor. Most of our students choose HESC. If you haven’t
already done so, go ahead and sign an e-MPN for your Stafford Loan.
While you are on the HESC website (http://www.HESC.org
) you may want to apply
for a Graduate PLUS Loan. (See attached PDF.) We anticipate that
sometime in late July you will receive notification from your lender
that you loan is pending disbursement.
For those of you who will be receiving our Fordham aid, we will send
you a notice during the summer asking you to sign a promissory note for
your institutional loan.
If you have not completed the steps listed above or would like more
information, open the attached PDF to give you more information as you
to get ready to enter Fordham Law.
Have a good summer and we look forward to seeing you in August at
Orientation’s Financial Aid Session!"
FYI, I'm finding out how long it takes to process from an outside guarantor.