Resources for Loan Borrowers

Federal Direct Loans are usually the best choice for students. Loans are funds that must be repaid, unless students meet conditions for loan forgiveness. Learn more about Federal Direct Loans and the process of applying for them.

The following links are provided to assist with financial planning for both federal and private borrowing.

Federal Direct Loan Application & General Info
Other Borrowing and Financial Literacy Resources
Resources for Loan Repayment / Forgiveness
  • Studentloans.gov
    • Prior to graduation, use the Repayment Estimator to estimate loan payments within available repayment plans
    • Exit Counseling is required for all graduating students as well as students dropping to a less-than-half-time enrollment status. Review cumulative federal loan borrowing history, repayment options, and servicer information.
For Private/Alternative Loans

UConn maintains a list of suggested private loans for Law students through ELMSelect.  Note: Your private loan lender is your choice; UConn will certify a loan from any lender.

  • From ELMSelect, select either “Law” or “Bar” to view loan products. Applications are made directly with individual lenders.

It is important to compare fees, interest rates, and repayment terms between private and federal loans.

Private loan application processes vary. Apply by June to ensure payment by the fall payment deadline.