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Commencement 2011

Fast Facts

RWU Law has 27 active student groups, including Maritime Law Society, Association for Public Interest Law and Multicultural Law Students Association, which allow students to get involved in a variety of extracurricular activities and hear from speakers on a multitude of topics.

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Newport Bridge



Student Loans

Most law students will access one of two types of student loan programs.  Students may borrow up to the cost of attendance as established by RWU Law.

  • The Direct Unsubsidized Loan offers eligible graduate students up to $20,500 annually with a 1.051% origination fee which is deducted from the loan at the time of disbursement.  Students must submit a FAFSA to determine eligibility.
  • The Direct Graduate PLUS Loan covers expenses not covered by the Direct Unsubsidized Loan up to the full cost of attendance as established by RWU Law.  The Graduate PLUS loan has a 4.204% origination fee, which is deducted from the loan at the time of disbursement.

A satisfactory credit history is essential in order to participate in the Direct Graduate PLUS Loan program.

Students must submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine eligibility.

Our FAFSA school code is 003410.

Students must be registered for a minimum of 5 credits per academic term in order to qualify for Federal Loans.

Direct Federal Graduate Plus Loans are available to fill the gap between your Federal Stafford loans and your total cost of attendance.

Each program has different terms and eligibility requirements. A satisfactory credit history is essential in order to obtain a Direct Graduate Plus loan.