Due April 1, 2017
Renewing your Scholarship
Scholarships that are awarded during the admissions process are renewed each year, at the same amount, while a student completes their six-semester JD degree at the School of Law. Scholarship renewal is not dependent upon a student maintaining a particular cumulative GPA, but does require full-time enrollment.
If you received a scholarship for 2016–17, please complete the following form:
- Continuing Student Financial Aid Data Form — To be completed by all students applying for financial aid, including merit scholarship recipients
Tax Treatment of Scholarships — In most cases, scholarships are not considered taxable income if they do not exceed tuition & fees. Therefore, they should not be included on your FAFSA or federal income tax return.
For more information see Publication 970, Section 1, Tax Benefits for Education — www.irs.gov/publications.
Federal Financial Aid—Direct Loans & Work-Study
If you are applying for federal financial aid, please submit the following materials:
- Continuing Student Financial Aid Data Form
- Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) — www.fafsa.gov
- Student (and spouse) information only
- BU code = 002130
- Student (and spouse) 2015 federal income tax return, if required*
- Signed federal return & W-2 forms OR Student Non-Filing Statement & W-2 forms
- 2017-2018 Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan Request Form
- 2017-2018 Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan Request Form
- Fall/Spring Federal Work-Study Application
*Students completing the FAFSA may be asked to submit tax returns to verify the information supplied on the FAFSA.
IRS Data Retrieval
Note: Unfortunately, the IRS Data Retrieval Tool is not available at this time. To fill out the FAFSA, students must manually input tax information. Remember, for the 2017-18 FAFSA, 2015 tax information is required (not 2016).
Students who filed their IRS tax return may select the IRS Data Retrieval option on the FAFSA to transfer their tax information to the FAFSA. We strongly recommend that you select this option. This will streamline and expedite the processing of your financial aid application. In most cases students who select this option will not be required to submit their tax returns to the Financial Aid Office.
Note: If you complete the FAFSA using estimated income information, you will be required to do one of the following upon completing your federal income tax return –
- Submit a correction to your FAFSA record, or
- Submit a copy of your signed federal return & W-2 forms to the Law Financial Aid Office
Important Note — Please be aware that we cannot renew your financial aid or process your loan application(s) if you have a balance grater than $200 on your student account from the prior academic year.