For most students, financial aid is necessary. To ensure your federal funds are available to you on time each year, please follow our Financial Aid Checklist below.
What do you Need to Complete the FAFSA?
  • Social Security Number
  • Alien Registration Number, if not a U.S. Citizen
  • Federal Tax Information or Tax Returns (you and your spouse)
  • Records of Untaxed Income (child support, interest income, veteran's non-education benefits, etc.)
  • Cash Records (checking/savings account balances, investments, real estate, etc.)
  • Arizona Summit Law School Code: G41314

1.) Apply for Federal Student Aid PIN
Before applying for financial aid, you will need a Federal Student Aid Personal Identification Number (PIN). Your PIN will be used each year to electronically apply for federal student aid and to access your Federal Student Aid records online.
2.) Submit your FAFSA
Complete and submit the online Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The school code is G41314
Note: You must complete the FAFSA every year to be awarded federal student loans. The new FAFSA is available January 1 every year for the next academic year.
3.) Estimated Financial Aid Award Notice
You will receive an email with your estimated amount of financial aid awards along with the estimated cost of attendance for Arizona Summit Law School.
4.) Pay Seat Deposit
Your initial seat deposit is found in your acceptance letter. The financial aid process will begin once you have paid the full deposit.
5.) Complete Entrance Counseling
All federal borrowers at Arizona Summit Law School must undergo an online Entrance Counseling session before funds are awarded to you. To do so, you will need to sign into and select "Complete Entrance Counseling."
6.) Apply for Credit-based Loans
If you need additional funding besides the Stafford Unsubsidized Loan, you will need to apply for a credit-based loan. The two options for credit-based loans are the federal Graduate PLUS loan and the Sallie Mae Smart Option Loan.
For students who have good credit or a co-signer with good credit, it may be more beneficial to take advantage of a private loan via Sallie Mae Smart Option Loan. International students may also apply for this loan.
Alternatively, you can also take advantage of the federal Graduate PLUS loan. You may apply by visiting and selecting "Request a Direct PLUS Loan." Make sure you select "Graduate PLUS" on the following page.
7.) Complete Master Promissory Notes
Additionally, on, you will need to select "Complete Master Promissory Note" for each direct unsubsidized and/or Graduate PLUS loan you accept. If you are seeking a co-signer, you must complete the PLUS MPN after each time your co-signer has endorsed the PLUS loan request. This step must be completed in order for your financial aid funds to be requested.
8.) Complete Financial Aid Awareness Counseling
Financial Aid Awareness Counseling is located on Although it’s not required, it’s strongly recommended for students who have previous student loans and who would like additional budgeting assistance. Financial Awareness Counseling offers resources and information to help you understand your financial aid and assist you in managing your finances.
9. ) Financial Aid Award Notice
Your Financial Aid Award notice will be available on the Student Portal. You may view your customized Financial Aid Award, which will include the student loans you are approved for, scholarships (if applicable), VA benefits (if eligible), etc.
10.) Funds Disbursement
Disbursement of your financial aid typically occurs via electronic funds transfer (EFT) within the first few weeks of class depending on the specific lender or loan type. For quicker delivery, sign up for direct deposit on the Student Portal. Otherwise, a check will be issued.


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