Paying for law school is an expensive challenge, costing as much as $200,000 from registration to passing your bar exam. We researched current means of procuring financial assistance and for paying those bills from some of the most reliable sources across the web. We offer five hot tips for finding money for law school.
- U.S. News said it as well as we could in this current, in-depth resource guide, PAYING FOR LAW SCHOOL. Don’t miss the sections on scholarships, negotiating financial aid, and working while studying.
- Here’s a piece on how to find and apply for grant money—that’s money that never has to be repaid. Read carefully and start your quest for grant money for law school early. Revisit potential opportunities every year.
- Though the ABA doesn’t have a ton of granting opportunities for individuals, there is a diversity program that awards 20 grants (annually, it seems). Awardees are “exceptional recipients who have overcome adversity, proven themselves through academic success and public service, and demonstrated the tenacity to excel within the profession.”
- LSAC, the Law School Admission Council offers an explanation of options for law school funding, including a video. Spend some time on this site and you’ll have a better understanding of what’s out there and how to get it.
- One of the best resources when searching for law school financial aid, law school grants, and law school scholarships is your chosen school’s website or financial aid office. Explore every avenue to find money for law school, and apply for everything you feel you may qualify for.