Financial Aid

Welcome to the Office of Financial Aid at Chicago-Kent College of Law!

We want to congratulate you on making such an important investment in your law school education.  As you would for any major investment, you must begin by doing some research and planning. 

The Office of Financial Aid is dedicated to assisting you with making financially informed and responsible decisions.  Therefore, our goal is to provide you with helpful information, links and resources to help you navigate through the challenging world of financial aid.

We hope the information you find will help simplify the process for you.  Please never hesitate to contact us if you need further assistance.

Good luck in your academic endeavors!


Office of Financial Aid


Office Hours:

Monday through Friday - 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

*Students are encouraged to make an appointment with a financial aid administrator between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  **Please Note: Walk-In appointments are not available on June 13th, 2022 (all day) and June 14th, 2022 (after 12:00 noon). Students must make an appointment in advance.

**Please email our office at or call us at (312) 906-5180 to schedule a financial aid counseling appointment.  Counseling appointments may be via phone, in-person or Google Meet.


Important Dates

Important Announcements:

FAFSA Ready for Completion After October 1st of each year. 

In order to qualify for financial aid you must complete the corresponding years Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for each academic year. The priority completion date is April 1st of each calendar year.

Complete the 2022-2023 FAFSA

2021-2022 FAFSA Still Available


In order to apply you will need to use your FSA ID or create one on the FAFSA website. Please remember to include our school codeE00773, when completing your FAFSA and keep in mind that the school name will be listed as Chicago-Kent College of Law. Awarding for the new academic year begins mid to late March of each year. You will receive an award notification email when your financial aid award is ready to be viewed and accepted on the myIIT portal. It can take up to 1-2 weeks for your FAFSA to be processed by our office.

The Department of Education has created a series of YouTube videos called FAFSA: Apply for Aid for an easy to understand step by step guide to the FAFSA process. The links to each video are below:

Additionally, if you have any questions please feel free to call the Department of Education at 1-800-433-3243 (800-4-FED-AID). These representatives have full access to your FAFSA and are trained to specifically answer FAFSA questions.

Secure Your  Sensitive Documents

When emailing documents to the Office of Financial Aid at Chicago-Kent College of Law, please remember to encrypt or password protect your files.  For detailed instructions, please visit our Securing Your Sensitive Documents webpage.

Financial Literacy 

MAX by AccessLex is a personal finance program designed exclusively for law students.  Having a MAX financial education account will give you access to lessons that will help you gain knowledge, build strategies, and meet your financial goals. Each month, MAX will alert you to complete your new lesson.  In addition to your lessons, MAX also provides access to workshops, webinars, podcasts, and other financial education resources. You will also have opportunities to enter scholarship drawings! Sign in to your MAX account now.

MAX by AccessLex

If you do not have MAX financial education account, you may find step-by-step instructions to register HERE.