Bar Exam Loans
Bar Exam Loans are available to graduating students who are scheduled to take the Bar Exam.
These loans are designed to assist graduating law students with bar exam-related expenses such as bar examination fees, bar review courses, and living expenses during the period after graduation and prior to being notified of the exam results.
Information about interest rates, origination fees and repayment options are available at this site.
SB 1289 Disclosure
Students considering student loans need to be aware of the differences between federal student loans and private student loans:
- Federal student loans are required by law to provide a range of flexible repayment options including, but not limited to, income-based and income-contingent repayment plans as well as loan forgiveness benefits that private lenders are not required to provide.
- Federal direct loans are available to most students regardless of income. Other qualification criteria do apply. For more information, please visit http://www.studentaid.ed.gov/eligibility.
- Private student loan lenders can offer variable interest rates that can increase or decrease over time, depending on market conditions.
- The interest rate on a private loan may depend on the borrower's and/or co-signer's credit rating.
- Private student loans have a range of interest rates and fees and students should determine the interest rate of, and any fees associated with, the private student loan included in their financial aid award package before accepting the loan. Students should contact the lender of the private student loan or their UC campus' financial aid office if they have any questions about a private student loan.