dds are good that you required at least some financial assistance to get through law school. Now that law school is about to end, however, you 3L students might find yourselves needing additional financial help for living expenses, a course to prepare you for the bar exam and yes, for that pesky little test that you need to take at the end of the summer, which by passing will allow you to actually practice law if you so desire.
The good news is that you have several options when it comes to securing loans for bar related expenses. For most programs, a lender will approve a loan based on your creditworthiness.
Now, as a caveat, I am aware that has become increasingly difficult for some students to secure additional loans right now. However, if you are able to do so, most major lenders will extend loans to law school graduates for the express purpose of helping them study for the bar exam. The following list is by no means exclusive, and us merely listing the following lenders here on this blog does not mean that we endorse any one loan provider over another. The point is that you have choices.
• City Student Loans – CitiAssist® Bar Exam Loans: https://www.studentloan.com/findstudentloan/citiassistbarexamloan.htm
• Sallie Mae Bar Study Loan: https://www.salliemae.com/student-loans/bar-study-loan/
• Wells Fargo Bar Exam Loan: https://www.wellsfargo.com/student/loans/professional/barexam
My law school provided me with an extensive list of options as well as a separate list of preferred lenders. This proved to be a big help, and created one less obstacle for me as I waited…anxiously…for my bar exam days to pass. If you have not yet thought about taking out additional loans but feel you might be in need, talking to your school would be a good place to start.