Additional Financial Aid Resources
Work-study awards are usually available only to second- and third-year law students. Due to academic demands, first-year students are advised against any kind of part-time employment. Work-study opportunities for law students in their second and third years include both on- and off-campus employment and, historically, are in law-related positions. The program requires annual FAFSA filing.
Oregon Student Assistance Commission
Although Willamette University is a private, independent university, an Oregon resident attending the College of Law may be eligible for a number of private scholarships administered by the Oregon Student Assistance Commission (OSAC). Applications for these scholarships are usually available from OSAC in the year preceding enrollment in law school. For more information, contact the OSAC toll free in Oregon at 800-452-8807.
Oregon State Bar
The Oregon State Bar Diversity & Inclusion Department http://www.osbar.org/
Additional Sources for Aid
There are numerous scholarship search databases accessible through the Internet. The Smart Student Guide to Financial Aid, available through www.finaid.org, offers links to several scholarship search databases. You also will find excellent information on the aid process, descriptions of various loan programs, loan calculators for estimating repayment and budget worksheets.
The following Web sites provide useful information:
- www.edfund.org (debt management and budgeting)
- www.fool.com (budget information, credit card rates, etc.)
- www.myfico.com (obtain your credit score)
- www.osac.state.or.us (Oregon student scholarship links)
- "Paying for Law School" www.lsac.org/jd/finance/financial-aid-video-paying.asp (LSAC video presentation on funding law school)