Sample Law School Financial Aid Offers

for incoming law students

The sample financial aid offers shown below are for informational purposes only and they are typical for first-year JD students in the 2023-24 academic year. Please note that receipt of external resources must be reported to the Financial Aid Office and will result in a dollar-for-dollar decrease in federal student loan eligibility.

Full-Time 1L Sample Offer

$20,000 Dean’s Scholarship
$20,500 Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan
Up to $43,896 Federal Direct Grad PLUS Loan*

Total financial aid offered: $84,396

Part-Time 1L Sample Offer

$15,000 Dean’s Scholarship
$20,500 Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan
Up to $34,820 Federal Direct Grad PLUS Loan*

Total financial aid offered: $70,320


These financial aid offers are based on the following estimated Cost of Attendance for fall 2023/spring 2024:

Tuition: $56,296 (full-time) or $42,220 (part-time)
Food and Housing Allowance: $15,750
Books and Supplies Allowance: $1,600
Transportation Allowance: $4,500
Personal Allowance: $4,950
Loan Fee Allowance: $1,300

Total Cost of Attendance: $84,396 (full-time) or $70,320 (part-time)

Tuition rates typically increase annually; other cost components are also subject to change. Complete cost information is posted on the Student and Departmental Account Services website.


A FAFSA is required to be considered for federal financial aid and students must reapply annually.

More than 98 percent of incoming JD students are offered a scholarship upon admission. The award amount is decided by the Admissions Committee based on application materials. If the scholarship offer is some amount higher (or lower) than shown in the sample, Grad PLUS Loan eligibility will be that much lower (or higher).

Students with a valid FAFSA who meet the basic eligibility criteria can expect to receive a financial aid offer that fully covers their Cost of Attendance.


* The Federal Direct Grad PLUS Loan is a credit-qualified loan. Students must meet the credit-qualification standards or apply with a credit-worthy endorser in order to receive the loan. The amount included on the financial aid offer is the maximum a student may borrow should they apply for the loan and be approved.