For a small number of students who have demonstrated academic progress, and who have exhausted all other means of obtaining funding, (i.e. students must both have applied for and have established ineligibility for the following programs: Stafford Loan Programs, private educational funding.) and can show a dearth of income and liquid assets, MSLAW defers tuition in whole or in part.
Students seeking such a deferral must complete MSLAW’s deferral packet and provide tax returns, statement of net worth and a monthly budget to the Director of Financial Aid, Lynn Bowab.
Any balance of deferred tuition must be paid after the student graduates. Upon the student’s graduation a schedule of payments and rate of interest are set by the school, and interest begins to be charged on the outstanding balance.
The schedule of payments will usually run for a period of five to ten years, depending on how much is owed. The rate of interest will be no greater than two percent over the prime rate at the time of the student’s graduation.
Massachusetts School of Law's mission is to provide an academically rigorous affordable legal education emphasizing ethics, advocacy, leadership, and professional skills. MSLAW provides an accessible and affordable legal education to tomorrow’s leaders in law, business, and technology who seek to contribute to their communities as advocates, lawyers, and leaders. Lawyers have substantial influence in our society and MSLAW prepares its graduates to use that power to help their clients and obtain the societal advancement that a law degree has traditionally provided.
To accomplish its mission, Massachusetts School of Law brings together a diverse group of scholars, judges, expert practitioners and other professionals to provide individuals from all backgrounds a rigorous, professionally advantageous, affordable legal education so that they can improve their lives and better serve their communities.