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Financial Aid

The College of Law Office of Financial Aid is committed to serving Syracuse Law students through the administration of financial aid from a variety of sources.  We encourage you to stay in touch with our office. Please contact us if you have questions or concerns about how to finance your legal education.

Welcome, Class of 2017!

Prospective students have the opportunity to apply for four basic types of financial aid: merit-based scholarships from SU Law, need-based tuition grants from SU Law, Federal Student Aid (such as Federal Direct Loans and Federal Work Study), and scholarships or grants from agencies outside of Syracuse University College of Law (such as Americorps, awards from Bar Associations, or Veteran's Benefits). Below is information on how to apply for each of these types of awards:

  1. Merit-Based Scholarships - Scholarships are awarded by Syracuse College of Law without regard to financial need. All candidates will be considered for merit-based scholarships through the admission application process. Scholarship recipients will be notified of their eligibility at the time of their acceptance to SU Law. Scholarships range in value from nearly half tuition up to three-quarter tuition scholarships.
  2. Need-Based Tuition Grants - The College of Law awards partial tuition grants to students who qualify based on their demonstrated financial need.Candidates wishing to be considered for these grants should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the Priority Deadline: February 15, 2014. Tuition Grants are limited and will be awarded until expended. Late applicants should still submit the required financial aid applications to be considered for any remaining awards.
  3. Federal Student Aid - To qualify for federal student aid (William D. Ford Direct Student Loans and/or Federal Work Study), students must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and then wait for notification from the College of Law Financial Aid Office.
  4. Outside Scholarships & Grants - Students are encouraged to research scholarship opportunities that exist outside the College of Law. See our Outside Scholarship Index as a sample of what is available to students pursuing a legal education.