Debt Management and Financial Planning

Promoting financial planning has been a primary mission of the School of Law Office of Student Financial Services. Our financial planning program promotes and encourages the study of financial education and facilitates credit analysis and budgeting skills to promote good money management.

The School of Law Office of Student Financial Services holds workshops every semester for law students wishing to learn more about credit, budgeting, and investing.

The workshops help students with planning and sticking to a monthly budget, smart spending, using credit wisely, managing education debt, and avoiding pilling on more debt. The workshops will teach students the elements of personal finance. Workshops are presented by either Student Financial Services staff or by experts in the field.

 

Information Sessions and Presentations

In-person event:

Money and Your Career: Legal, Salaries, Taxes and Benefits and Five Habits of Financially Successful Lawyers

Whether you plan to accept a position in public service or big law, plan to open your own practice, or even follow any other professional path, there is more to know than just your starting salary. This workshop provides a financial analysis of various legal professions and helps you understand the impact of your employment decisions—including pay, benefits, taxation, cost of living, and more. Take these next steps to help you get on and stay on the path to financial wellness and to help you prepare for the next stage in your professional life.

  • October 18, 2023, from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm PSTin classroom, EDU-1111

Road to Zero: A Strategic Approach to Student Loan Repayment-Mandatory Workshop for 3L's

Selecting the right repayment plan requires the right strategy. We help students create their strategy by describing the different federal repayment plans, explaining the ins and outs of Public Service Loan Forgiveness, discussing loan consolidation and more. 

  • February 14, 2024, from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm PSTin classroom, EDU-1111

Loan Repayment Assistance Program Info Session

UCI Law Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP) is available to all current UCI Law J.D. students after graduation. UCI Law will help eligible graduates pay their student loans for up to ten years, including undergraduate loans. To better understand the detailed guidelines for LRAP, students are encouraged to attend the workshop hosted by Nasreen Zia, Director of Student Financial Services, and Jennifer Terrazas, Assistant Director of Student Financial Services.

  • February 21, 2024, from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm PSTin classroom, MPAA 420

 Webinars:

Equally important to your academic success is building a good financial foundation during your law school journey. There is a lot to consider regarding your law school budget—particularly if you are new to the area. Learn to support your path to financial wellness, managing costs such as borrowing, and new financial strategies.

  • Wednesday, August 9, 2023, webinar from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. PST

A well-built budget is the best tool for making student loan refunds last all year, managing lifestyle and expenses, tracking debt, and planning for big expenses like the bar exam during law school. During this event, an Accredited Financial Counselor from AccessLex Institute will walk you through how to build a budget that accounts for each of these items and more.

Click here to register for the Wednesday, September 27, 2023, webinar from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. PST

Click here to register for the Wednesday, October 25, 2023, webinar from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. PST

Click here to register for the Thursday, January 25, 2024, webinar from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. PST

Click here to register for the Tuesday, March 26, 2024, webinar from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. PST

Whether you plan to accept a position in public service or big law, plan to open your own practice, or even follow any other professional path, there is more to know than just your starting salary. This workshop provides a financial analysis of various legal professions and helps you understand the impact of your employment decisions—including pay, benefits, taxation, cost of living, and more. Take these next steps to help you get on and stay on the path to financial wellness and to help you prepare for the next stage in your professional life.

Click here to register for the Thursday, September 28, 2023, webinar from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. PST

Click here to register for the Thursday, October 26, 2023, webinar from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. PST

Click here to register for the Tuesday, January 30, 2024, webinar from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. PST

Click here to register for the Wednesday, February 28, 2024, webinar from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. PST

Click here to register for the Wednesday, March 27, 2024, webinar from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. PST

Click here to register for the Tuesday, April 30, 2024, webinar from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. PST

Public Service Loan Forgiveness can seem confusing, but it’s achievable if you know the steps to take. During the webinar, participants will learn about the program’s requirements and get a step-by-step PSLF action plan to follow to be sure they are on their way to successful eligibility. 

Click here to register for the Tuesday, August 8, 2023, webinar from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. PST

Click here to register for the Wednesday, September 13, 2023, webinar from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. PST

Click here to register for the Thursday, October 12, 2023, webinar from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. PST

Click here to register for the Monday, February 22, 2024, webinar from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. PST

Click here to register for the Thursday, March 14, 2024, webinar from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. PST

Click here to register for the Wednesday, April 24, 2024, webinar from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. PST


Some or all instruction for all or part of the Academic Year may be delivered remotely.  Tuition and fees have been set regardless of the method of instruction and will not be refunded in the event instruction occurs remotely for any part of the Academic Year.  Figures for tuition and fees represent currently approved or proposed amounts and may not be final.  Actual tuition and fees are subject to change by the University of California as determined to be necessary or appropriate.  Final approved tuition and fee levels may differ from the amounts presented. 

State of California Disclosure: Federal student loans are available to most students regardless of income and provide a range of repayment options including some income-based repayment plans and loan-forgiveness benefits, which other education loans are not required to provide.

Contact

Student Financial Services
401 E. Peltason Dr.
Suite 1000
Irvine, CA 92697-8000

finaid@law.uci.edu
Phone: (949) 824-8080
Fax: (949) 824-5848

Schedule an appointment with Nasreen Zia

Director of Student Financial Services; click here.

 

Schedule an appointment with Jennifer Terrazas

Assistant Director of Student Financial Services; click here.