JD Financial Aid

Your UChicago legal education is an investment in your future. To help you make this investment, UChicago provides generous financial aid in the form of scholarships and loans

Financial aid at the University of Chicago Law School is distributed on the basis of academic achievement, with consideration to need. Approximately two-thirds of our students receive scholarships and about eighty percent of students choose to take out loans.

UChicago also provides financial assistance to students who choose to work in public interest or government with our Loan Repayment Assistance Program and our Summer Public Interest Funding Program.

Costs & Budget

The Law School tuition for entering students in 2016-2017 is $59,541 for the nine-month academic year.

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Every student admitted to the University of Chicago Law School is automatically considered for scholarships.

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The Student Loan Administration processes and disburses all Law School student loans.  To apply for loans, students must submit the FAFSA .

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Summer Public Interest Program

The University of Chicago is committed to supporting a range of summer public interest employment opportunities. To meet this commitment, the Heerey Fellowship Program provides generous financial support for J.D. students who secure eligible public interest or government summer positions. 

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