Apply for Financial Aid

Our office stands ready to help students develop a financial plan that meets their educational goals.

Step 1

Review the budget/cost of attending Cooley Law School.

Step 2

Pay your Admissions Tuition Deposit.

Step 3

The Department of Education has one convenient website to complete your financial aid processes. Our school code is G12627.

September 2016 Incoming students

You will need to complete:

Step 4

Review your Award Letter - Once you receive notification of your award, read through the information carefully.

Step 5

Log into the portal at:

Click the Student Services tab across the top.

Click Financial Aid + Student Loans, then Financial Aid- NetPartner button. You will need to "Accept" your awarded aid.

Please become familiar with the NetPartner site in the portal. You will be using it often throughout your enrollment at Cooley Law School.


We are a borrower based school, which means that if you remain eligible, you may borrow federal aid for every term you are here. We process loans two terms/eight months at a time. You will then receive a new set of loans for the 3rd and 4th term, and it will continue to cycle every two terms/eight months. The maximum Federal Stafford Loan amount in a two-term loan period is $20,500 as long as your budget allows for the eligibility.

Private Lender Loans

You must complete your FAFSA every calendar year to receive federal aid. The best way to remember to do it is complete it after you have filed that year’s tax return, and then fill out the new FAFSA. If you do not file taxes, please try and remember to have it done by the filing deadline of April 15. In addition, we send out e-mail reminders when the renewal FAFSA is available. Provided are the links that you may need to complete the FAFSA:

If you require private/grad plus loans and are eligible, you will have to re-new them every other term for the next eight month period.

PLEASE READ ALL information (postal mail and from your Cooley e-mail account), that is sent to you from the Financial aid office. We do not send junk mail. If it is sent to you, it is important, and you need to be aware of it. In addition, keep the school up-to-date with your address/phone number (this is completed through the Registrar’s Office). When contacting the FA office, be sure to leave additional information (Student number/SSN) along with your name and phone number so we can help serve you better.

Ultimately, it is your responsibility to make sure your financial aid is in order, however, if you should need assistance, feel free to contact us, by email at

Contact Us

Contact us by email at or by phone to Enrollment and Student Services at 1-800-874-3511.

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