MESSAGE FROM OFFICE OF FINANCIAL AID

Thank you for selecting Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) College of Law. FAMUCOL is committed to providing Excellence with Caring as we assist you in financing your legal education with federal, institutional, state, and private scholarships and loans. We offer assistance through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at studentloans.gov.  All students are required to complete a FAFSA even students that are only receiving institutional or outside scholarships.

One key issue that all entering students should be apprised of involves the timing of financial aid disbursements. All financial aid is disbursed after drop and add ends and attendance has been verified. This means that refunds for financial aid will not began until after the first week of class and all disbursement requirements have been met. Please make sure you are financially prepared to pay for your expenses for the month of August and possibly your September rent and other personal expenses if you do not want to pay late fees. Only students receiving financial aid in excess of their fees that have completed all requirements by August 1st can be guaranteed not to receive a late payment fee, they will be deferred. Book vouchers are offered as a courtesy to students who have been awarded funds and have accepted those awards. All other students should be prepared to purchase their books for any assignments due before they receive refunds. It is also imperative that you complete all financial aid forms and submit required documents as outlined on iRattler, to avoid delays in the disbursement process.

The Office of Financial Aid at the College of Law serves as a resource to assist students with FAFSA completion, loan information, loan repayment, budgeting, credit management, tuition and fees, retention scholarships and academic support for financial aid regulating guidelines. You are welcome to drop by at any time during office hours or to schedule an appointment during any evening hours that you may need. Expect to receive more helpful tips from our office as we strive to play a vital role in your successful financial navigation through law school.

To schedule an appointment with our office, please email us or call:

Tocoa Hampton/ Associate Director College of Law Financial Aid
tocoa.hampton@famu.edu  407-254-3232

Lisorie Murray/ Coordinator Financial Aid
lisorie.murray@famu.edu  407-254-4004

All current FAMU Law students, please use this email for submitting documents and requests:. col_financialaid@famu.edu

We encourage you to check your FAMU emails often to make sure you have no pending emails, notifications, or notices of balances due. We look forward to working with you.

Sincerely,

Tocoa Hampton

Associate Director Office of Financial Aid College of Law

Tocoa Hampton, Associate Director College of Law Financial Aid

RESOURCES

Please remember to use the financial Checklist to make sure you have done everything you need to do before August 1st! The checklist is located on the menu bar to your left.

PAYING FOR LAW SCHOOL

The Florida A&M University College of Law offers a comprehensive financial aid program that includes institutional grants and federal loan programs to help eligible students meet the expenses associated with attaining a legal education.  These funds are awarded and administered by the Office of Financial Aid at the College of Law in conjunction with the University’s Office of Financial Aid.

A limited number of institutional scholarships are available to students entering the College of Law.  All admitted students are automatically considered for available scholarships. A separate scholarship application is not needed. Additional donor scholarships are listed on the scholarship listing. For the majority of students, federally-sponsored student loans will be the most common type of financial aid available.

Students who anticipate receiving any form of financial aid, including federally funded student loans must complete either- 1) the U.S. Department of Education RENEWAL Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or 2) a standard Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. The information submitted on this application will determine your eligibility for loans under both the Federal Loan programs. To obtain the FAFSA online, visit www.fafsa.gov. The school code for FAMU is 001480.

Applicants who intend to apply for financial aid may contact the College of Law Financial Aid Office directly at 407-906-0468 / 407-254-4004 / 407-254-3232 for more information and assistance.  Applicants are encouraged to begin the financial aid application process early.

For answers to questions specific to the financial aid process at the Florida A&M University College of Law, please review our  Frequently Asked Questions section.

For additional financial aid information, please contact the University’s financial aid website.

Financial Aid Office Hours:

Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesdays 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

OFFICE (407) 254-4004
(407) 254-3232

FAX (407) 254 2455