Bar Study Loans

Presentation: Paying for the Bar

See Private Bar Loan FAQs

Bar study loans are post-enrollment educational loans specifically designed for law students. They assist with bar application costs and living expenses during the period the student is studying for the Bar. These loans are not need based and require credit worthiness. Students are not eligible to apply until they are in their final year of study and lenders may require the Financial Aid Office to certify students' graduation date. Students may borrow with the lender of their choice.

Bar study loans should be submitted directly to one’s lender. UM certifies loan applications after one’s lender has processed and approved a request. A student may use the Private Student Loan Comparison Chart at the bottom of the Private Student Loans webpage as an aid in selecting a lender for your Bar Study Loan.

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