J.D. Financial Aid
Your Chicago legal education is an investment in your future. To help you make this investment, Chicago provides generous financial aid in the form of scholarships and loans. Chicago also provides financial support for students who choose to work in public interest or government with our Loan Repayment Assistance Program and our Summer Public Interest Funding Program.
The Law School tuition for entering students in 2012-2013 is $49,875 for the nine-month academic year.
Financial aid at the University of Chicago Law School is distributed on the basis of academic achievement, with consideration for need. Approximately half of our students receive scholarships and about eighty percent of students choose to take out loans.
Work in the public interest is a valuable and fulfilling career option, and the University of Chicago Law School is committed to making such options available for its graduates through the Hormel Public Interest Program.
To demonstrate its commitment to public interest and government work, the University of Chicago Law School will provide financial support for students who engage in qualifying summer public interest or government work during the summer following the first year of law school.