Financial Aid Portal

Welcome to RWU Law's financial aid portal. Our financial aid portal is interactive, allowing you to review your financial aid application online and upload all the required documents needed to complete the application process. You can also access important messages within this portal.

This web-based secure financial aid portal will allow you to check the status of your financial aid application, review your financial aid eligibility, and accept or decline your awards once you have been awarded for the academic year.

New law students, please use to access the financial aid portal. Information on how to create a new user account has been e-mailed to you by the Financial Aid Office. If you have misplaced your login credentials, please e-mail the Financial Aid Office at to request that the information be sent to you. New students will not have access to the financial aid portal through Roger Central until declaring intent to enroll.

As a returning student, in order to access the RWU Law financial aid portal, you must log in to Roger Central. Once you login, click on Financial Information (icon on left margin) and select Financial Aid. This will automatically bring you to the financial aid portal. For step-by-step instructions on how to use this system, please click here. If you have any questions, please contact the Financial Aid Office at 401.254.4510 or via email at

 View the FAQ for more information on using our financial aid portal. If you have additional questions, feel free to contact the Financial Aid Office.

Frequently Asked Questions

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How do I obtain access to the Financial Aid Portal?

If you are a first-time user, click the 'First Time User' on the home page and follow these instructions to set up a password.  Once you have created your password, you can log in using your Web ID and password.  If you no longer have your password, select the 'Forgot Your Password' option and follow the instructions to reset it.

As a current RWU student, log into Roger Central, click on Financial Information, and then click on Financial Aid. This will log you in directly to the financial aid portal.

Why can't I access Net Partner (New Law Student)?

When you activate your account, make sure to follow all the prompts and required formats. For example, when it asks for your birthday, include the /s and follow the indicated date format: MM/DD/YYYY (should match the date of birth on your FAFSA). When creating your password, you must include at least 9 characters, 1 uppercase, 1 lowercase, 1 number and 1 special character (!@#$%^&). Example: RWU123!@#a

If you received Error IA (we are unable to activate your account. Please contact your Financial Aid Office), you are not a first-time user and a password has already been established. Use the Home page to log in by using your Web ID and password. This can also mean that you have attempted to access the Financial Aid Portal six times and your account may be locked. You will need to contact the financial aid office to reactivate your account.

If you received Error NQ (we are unable to activate your account. Please contact your Financial Aid Office), you have not entered the answers to your security questions.

If you received a message stating access to Net Partner is currently not available. Please contact your Financial Aid Office for more information. This means that you have attempted to access the Financial Aid Portal six times and your account may be locked. You will need to contact the financial aid office to reactivate your account.

If you received a message stating that your login failed. We could not validate your Student ID. This means that your login credentials do not match what we have on file. Please confirm Web ID and password entered.

Password requirements and expiration?

Your Net Partner password will expire every 180 days. It must include at least 9 characters, 1 uppercase, 1 lowercase, 1 number and 1 special character (!@#$%^&). Five unique passwords are required before a password can be reused. You can reset your password at any time using the “Forgot Your Password” option and answering security questions you have in place. Example: RWU123!@#a

What if I forget or lose my password?

Click the 'Forgot your Password' link at the Financial Aid Portal log in page. Then answer at least one of the security questions you selected the first time you logged into the portal. You will then have to establish a new password. If you are unsuccessful establishing your new password, contact the Financial Aid Office by email to to have the password reset. Password requirements are: 1 uppercase, 1 lowercase, 1 number and 1 special character (!@#$%^&) and must include at least 9 characters. Example: RWU123!@#a

How often is the system updated?

The system is real time. However, please allow time for the Financial Aid staff to process the documents you submit. Please do not submit verification documents via e-mail. Use the financial aid portal to upload your documentation.

May I contact the Financial Aid Office through the Financial Aid Portal?

Yes. On each screen, the help button located at the top of the page next to the logout button, will link you to phone number and email address.

May I accept my awards online?

Yes, if you are ready to accept or decline your awards, use the ‘View and Accept Awards’ dropdown and ‘Submit’.

Under the ‘View and Accept Awards’, please review the itemized award and amounts. You may be offered student loans even though you did not request one. You do not need to accept the loans in your financial aid award. For example, you may also wish to borrow a portion of the totals for which you are eligible. You can accept, reduce, or decline any of the loans being offered to you. The list of awards also includes any other types of aid that you are eligible to receive each semester (i.e., grants, loans, work-study, and scholarships).

If you have a source of educational funding that is not listed, or if you secure other funding after you have accepted your awards, please inform us as soon as possible via email at or in writing via mail. Examples of additional funding that must be reported include Vocational Rehabilitation, Veteran’s Benefits, Job Training Partnership, Tribal grants or loans, as well as all scholarships, stipends, and grants. Note: some of these funds may require us to make adjustments to your other aid items.

Please look over the financial aid being offered before accepting it. Your acceptance indicates that you understand and accept the rules and conditions affecting your financial aid. We will contact you if there are any revisions made to your award letter based on new information. 

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Course Types

We have classified RWU Law classes under the following headers. One of the following course types will be attached to each course which will allow students to narrow down their search while looking for classes.

Core Course

Students in the first and second year are required to take classes covering the following aspects of the law—contracts, torts, property, criminal law, civil procedure, and constitutional law, evidence, and professional responsibility.  Along with these aspects, the core curriculum will develop legal reasoning skills.


After finishing the core curriculum the remaining coursework toward the degree is completed through upper level elective courses.  Students can choose courses that peak their interests or courses that go along with the track they are following.


Seminars are classes where teachers and small groups of students focus on a specific topic and the students complete a substantial research paper.


Inhouse Clinics and Clinical Externships legal education is law school training in which students participate in client representation under the supervision of a practicing attorney or law professor.  RWU Law's Clinical Programs offer unique and effective learning opportunities and the opportunity for practical experience while still in law school.