You have options on how to fund your legal education at Syracuse Law. Financial aid packages for law students are comprised of a variety of institutional, federal, and outside resources.
- Merit-based Scholarships are awarded to selected incoming students during the admission application process. All prospective law students (including US Citizens, Permanent Residents, and international students) are considered for merit-based scholarships. Merit scholarships are renewable during a student's enrollment with good academic standing.
- College of Law awards include special scholarships and grants, often funded through the generosity of alumni and donors. Students must meet award criteria to qualify (ex: curricular pursuits, practice-interests, financial need).
- Federal Student Aid for eligible students may consist of Federal Direct Loans and/or Federal Work Study.
- Private educational loans are credit-based loans that can be used toward approved educational expenses.
- Yellow Ribbon and other VA Benefits provide financial support for eligible service-connected students and their dependents. Students apply for educational benefits through the VA and certifying officers with our Office of Veteran Success help facilitate benefit processing.
- Outside Scholarships can offer funding support for educational expenses. The Financial Aid Office circulates opportunities and law students are encouraged to also research opportunities, in your home community or through search engines, including the AccessLex Law School Scholarship Databank, Fastweb and Scholarship Search by Sallie Mae.