• Financial Aid

  • Bar Study Loans

    A variety of lenders offer non-federal student loans to cover the expenses associated with taking the bar exam. 

    These loans are based on the credit-ready or credit-worthy history of the student. Additionally, some lenders may require a past borrowing relationship.

    Bar Study Loan Comparison Chart

  • ENROLLMENT STATUS - UNDERGRADUATE AND POST BACCALAUREATE 

    Half-time*: At least 6 credits per semester.

    Full-time: At least 12 credits per semester.

    State Grant: At least 15 credits per semester for full award.

    *Half-time status is a requirement for all federal and some alternative student loans.

  • ENROLLMENT STATUS - MASTER AND DOCTORATE 

    Half-time*: At least 4 credits per semester.

    Full-time: At least 8 credits per semester.

     *Half-time status is a requirement for all federal and some alternative student loans.

  • ENROLLMENT STATUS - LAW

    Half-time*: At least 6 credits per semester. 

    Full-time: At least 12 credits per semester.

    Summer half-time*: At least 3 credits.

    Summer full-time: At least 6 credits.

    *Half-time status is a requirement for all federal and some alternative student loans.

    The Hamline School of Law requires an "Underload Status Request" for all students taking less than 8 credits per semester during the fall and spring.