Choosing a Lender

There are many lenders to choose from and students generally request guidance from the Financial Aid Office. Therefore, we are providing this information to assist you in your search.

It is important to remember that you have the right to choose the lender that best suits your needs.

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While our office recommends you pursue the Federal Stafford loans and Federal Grad PLUS programs first, there are private loan programs available to assist with funding your legal education.

Two important factors to consider, when evaluating the right product for you, are value and service.

Some lenders will attempt to increase student loan volume using a variety of marketing techniques. Some lenders will enter into agreements with organizations that rank schools in order to give the appearance that the school endorses the loan product. Other loan products are directly marketed to students without a school certification.

Cooley's Financial Aid Office does not endorse or participate in these sales techniques. You are encouraged to review all marketing materials carefully and contact us with any questions.

In determining which lender/loan program to borrow from, we strongly urge you to compare the terms of the loan products to ensure that you choose the one that best suits your needs.

Important points to consider when choosing a loan program:

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

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