Institutional Scholarships

The Law School offers scholarship funding to students across all degree programs.

JD Program

Every JD student admitted to the University of Chicago Law School is automatically considered for institutional scholarship funding based on their application for admission.

Admitted JD students who would like their financial need considered during the scholarship review process have the option of submitting financial need information using the UChicago Need Application. Additionally, if you are a US citizen, permanent resident, or eligible non-citizen, you will also need to complete the FAFSA. Admitted students will receive more information about the financial need application process, including how to access the UChicago Need Application, shortly after being admitted.

Please note: Students under the age of 28 as of the September 1 prior to the start of their 1L year must provide parental financial information on the UChicago Need Application, even if their parents will not be contributing financially to their law school education. 

The name of your scholarship that was awarded by the Admissions Office may be updated to reflect an endowed scholarship fund after the academic year begins. This does not impact the amount of the scholarship in your financial aid package. The Law School's scholarship funding is made available through the generosity of alumni donors and friends, as well as general Law School funds. The Financial Aid Office and the Law School's Office of External Affairs will provide details of the fund(s) to the recipients in the Autumn quarter. You can find more information about our institutional scholarship funds on the Admissions website.

The University of Chicago Law School offers three-year JD scholarship awards only; we cannot offer additional institutional Law School scholarship funding later in a student's degree program. Institutional scholarships are allocated evenly across all three years of the JD program and can only be applied to JD tuition charges during quarters when a student is enrolled at the Law School. Students who are admitted while pursuing a dual-degree program should contact our office for more information about their scholarship allocation.

LLM Program

LLM students should review the financial aid information outlined on the LLM Program webpage and contact the Graduate Programs team at lawgrad@uchicago.edu with any questions.

JSD Program

JSD students should review the financial aid information outlined on the JSD Program webpage and contact the Graduate Programs team at lawgrad@uchicago.edu with any questions.

MLS Program

All MLS candidates receive scholarships to cover their full tuition charges. In addition, candidates receive competitive stipends for living expenses for the year in which they are in residence at the Law School. MLS students should contact the Financial Aid Office with any questions.