How to Apply

The Law School operates its own Financial Aid Office, which is separate from the University's Financial Aid Office. This allows for personal, individualized service to our law students. We are dedicated to providing outstanding service to our students and families and invite you to contact us if you have any questions about financial aid opportunities at Syracuse University College of Law.

The Financial Aid Office will be in contact throughout the application process to Syracuse Law. Communications will be sent to students providing instructions to take if the student is applying for financial aid. To ease the process of applying for financial aid, the Financial Aid Calendar alongside the steps below help to direct students through the financial aid process. We recommend that students complete the requirements on their Financial Aid “To Do List” by the Priority Deadline: January 15, 2017. If you miss the Priority Deadline, complete the requirements as soon as possible in order to be considered for remaining need-based Tuition Grants and to apply for federal aid.

Further clarification of the steps below is provided by clicking on the step link. If there are remaining questions or concerns, please contact the Financial Aid Office.

note for foreign students:

Foreign students admitted to the J.D. and LL.M. programs who are not U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents are not eligible for federal student loans offered through the U.S. Department of Education and should not submit a FAFSA. All candidates are considered for merit scholarships, and the Office of Financial Aid can advise on additional outside sources of funding that may be available to foreign students. 


Submit “Initiated” Items on Financial Aid To Do List on MySlice.
Merit Award notifications are sent with admission. Additional financial aid notifications are sent on a rolling basis.

*Continue to monitor MySlice for updates to your “To Do List.”
Use our Online Budget Calculator and complete loan applications when instructed.

*Continue to monitor MySlice for updates to your “To Do List.”
View your Student Bursar Account. Make a payment or apply for a loan if “Anticipated Aid” doesn’t cover the charges.
Financial Aid will disburse on the first day of classes. Please plan to have your own financial resources to cover any living and personal expenses prior to the first day of classes. Students with credit balance can request a refund.
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