Types of Financial Aid
1. Federal Student Loans
There are two types of Federal Student Loans you can receive while attending Stetson Law; Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans and Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loans. Both loans are federal student loans with the same borrower benefits. The Graduate PLUS loan is subject to credit approval. Students can apply for both of these loans by submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Before loan funds will disburse students are required to accept their loan offer through their MyStetson account. First time Stetson borrowers must also complete a Master Promissory Note and Entrance Loan Counseling.
Stetson awards multi-year merit scholarships to selected law students upon admission to the college. All admitted students are considered for scholarships with no special application required as part of the Admissions process. These scholarships are awarded by the Admissions Office based on academic excellence, a range of personal accomplishments and experiences, and the ability to further the mission of the College of Law as detailed in your Admissions application.
The College of Law also awards a number of endowed scholarships annually at the end of each fall term. The Student Financial Planning Office announces the application opening midway through the semester. A list of the Stetson College of Law endowed scholarships can be found on our scholarship page.
3. Federal Work Study
Students who seek part time Federal Work Study employment must submit a FAFSA and have demonstrated financial need. Students who indicate on the FAFSA that they are interested in Federal Work Study will see that as part of their award package if they are eligible. Students who do NOT indicate on the FAFSA that they are interested in Federal Work Study will need to contact the Office of Student Financial Planning to determine their eligibility. Federal Work Study funds do not disburse directly into your student account but is an award that you earn through your student employment. Students are able to research available Federal Work Study Jobs through our Simplicity search engine. For more information on student employment please review both Stetson's FWS Policy regarding Federal Work Study and the policy governing a student’s work schedule.
4. Florida Bright Futures
Florida Academic Scholars and Florida Medallion Scholars who have earned a bachelor's degree in seven semesters or fewer (or the equivalent in credit hours) and have graduated from a state of Florida high school no more than 5 years prior to the start of graduate work may be eligible to receive funding for one semester of graduate study not to exceed 15 credit hours and paid at the undergraduate rate. Students must not drop any courses during the semester they receive Bright Futures funds in order to avoid having to repay ALL of the Bright Futures funds they received.
Students can get more detailed information as well as determine their remaining eligibility by logging on to their Bright Futures account. Students who determine that they do have remaining eligibility can submit Stetson College of Law’s Bright Futures Form for processing.
5. Veterans Benefits
Numerous services and benefits are available for U.S. military veterans including tutorial assistance, and educational and vocational counseling. To learn more, please visit our Veterans Resources page.