Main content

Tuition and Financial Aid

Additional Financial Resources

Bar Study Loans

Law students in their final year of study or recent graduates may apply for a Bar Study Loan to finance the costs associated with the bar exam that are not covered by federal student loan programs such as bar review course fees and living expenses incurred while studying for and taking the bar exam. The student applies directly with the lender offering the loan (i.e. SallieMae, Discover, Fifth Third Bank). Please note that these are just a few of the lender options available to students; Emory Law does not endorse specific lenders.

These loans are not certified by the Office of Financial Aid since the expenses covered are not part of the annual cost of attendance. However, the Law School Registrar must certify the graduation date and/or provide transcript information to the lender. Loan funds are made directly to the student and not through the university.


  • Student must be enrolled at least half time in the final year of study or have graduated within the last 12 months.
  • Student must be sitting for the bar exam no later than 12 months after graduation.
  • Student must be a US citizen or a non-citizen permanent resident without conditions and proper evidence of eligibility, or an international student borrowing with a credit worthy cosigner who is a US citizen or permanent resident.
  • Student must pass a credit check.

Prior to Fall 2013, the Law School Registrar was contacted for transcript information only for currently enrolled students. Students who applied after they had graduated would provide their own transcript information to the lender. However, the policy is now changed and the Law School Registrar provides transcript information for both currently enrolled and recently graduated students.

External Scholarships