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.
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