Federal School Code: 001216
You are about to make a lifelong investment in your future and realize your goal of entering law school. You want to make the best possible decisions in financing this educational opportunity. The Office of Financial Aid at La Verne Law is eager to help you explore your options and plan for your future success.
We take great pride in our ability to partner with you through the financial aid process. The staff will work with each individual student to ensure access to the widest range of financing options.
Financial assistance is available to qualified students through student loan programs, employment, and scholarships. La Verne Law considers both academic achievement and financial need when awarding financial aid. Applying for assistance will not jeopardize a student’s chance for admission.
Office of Financial Aid Mission Statement
The Office of Financial Aid at the University of La Verne is committed to:
- Adhering to federal, state and institutional policies in the administration of financial aid, including the protection of student privacy.
- Empowering La Verne students by providing them with the access and education needed to make informed decisions.
- Providing quality customer service to our students and the La Verne community.
These commitments express the values, purpose and business of the Office of Financial Aid as we embrace the mission of the University of La Verne in providing knowledge, service to the community, and vision for the future.
Office of Financial Aid Code of Conduct
Office of Financial Aid employees do not receive anything of value from any lending institution or guarantee agency in exchange for an advantage sought by the lending institution or guarantee agency.
Office of Financial Aid employees do not accept anything, of more than nominal value, from any lending institution or guarantee agency.
Office of Financial Aid employees do not receive anything of value for serving on advisory boards of any lending institution or guarantee agency.
The University of La Verne’s lender list is free of any bias, actual or perceived conflicts of interest, and is based solely on the best interests of the students or parents who may use the list without regard to financial interests of the University.
Students and parents have the right and ability to select the lender of their choice regardless of the University of La Verne’s lender list. The Office of Financial Aid uses its own employees and not employees of lenders or guarantee agencies in staffing the office.
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
The University of La Verne abides by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 as amended. Students have the right to inspect and review information contained in their education records, to challenge the contents of their education records, to have a hearing if they consider the outcome of the challenge to be unsatisfactory, and to submit explanatory statements for inclusion in their files if they feel the decisions of the hearing panels are unacceptable. La Verne’s Registrar coordinates the inspection and review procedures for student education records, which include admissions, personal, academic, and financial files, and academic, cooperative education, and placement records. The Dean of Student Affairs oversees the review of records pertaining to social judicial matters. Students wishing to review their education records must make written requests to La Verne’s Registrar listing the item(s) of interest. Records covered by the Act will be made available within 45 days of the request. Students may have copies of their records, at their own expense, with certain exceptions (e.g., a copy of a transcript upon which a “financial hold” has been placed or copies of transcripts from other schools). Educational records do not include records of instructional, administrative, and educational personnel which are the sole possession of the maker and are not accessible or revealed to any individual (except temporary substitutes); La Verne security records; student health records; employment records; or alumni records. Health records may be reviewed by physicians of the students’ choosing. In addition, students may not see financial information submitted by their parents, any confidential letters or recommendations to which they have waived their rights of inspection and review, or education records containing information about more than one student. In the latter case, a student will be permitted access only to that part of the record which pertains to him or her.
Students who believe that their education records contain information that is inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise in violation of their privacy or other rights may discuss their problems informally with the Registrar, either in person or in writing. If the Registrar agrees with a student’s requests, the appropriate records will be amended. If not, the student will be informed and may request a formal hearing. This request must be made in writing to the Registrar who will inform the student of the date, place, and time of the hearing before a panel selected by La Verne. The student may present evidence relevant to the issues raised and may be assisted or represented at the hearings by one or more persons of the student’s choice, including attorneys, at the student’s expense. Decisions of the hearing panel are final and based solely on the evidence presented at the hearing. The panel’s written judgment will be delivered to all parties concerned. If the decision is in favor of the student, the education records will be corrected. If the decision is not satisfactory to the student, he or she may place with the education records statements commenting on the information in the records or statements setting forth any reasons for disagreeing with the decisions of the hearing panel.