Law school is a very costly investment so it is important to consider how best to pay for the next three years of school. It is important to take into account merit scholarships and cost of living when selecting which law school to attend. Be sure that you are planning ahead when financing law school.
Law school is expensive and most of your legal education can be financed through loans. It is not uncommon for students to come out of law school with $100,000 or more in loans.
Apply early for financial aid. Get started preparing your Federal income tax return early in January of your application year and then complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Resources on Financial Aid for Law School
- LSAC: Financing Your Legal Education Guidelines from LSAC on financing your legal education
- LSAC Financial Aid Brochure LSAC Guide to financing your legal education
- AccessLex Institute Financial Aid resources for students, including several helpful PDF guides
- Fast Web Scholarship and Financial Aid information
- Equal Justice Works Guide to Law School Resources on public interest opportunities and financial aid assistance programs across the country
- Finaid Scholarship and Financial Aid help
- Scholarships.com Search tool for scholarships
- Outside Scholarships compiled by Boston University School of Law List of outside scholarships that can be applied for
- Guide to the FAFSA Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
- Center for Research and Policy Analysis Data Tools – Compare financial aid packages from each school