You have options on how to finance your legal education at Syracuse. Awards are made to J.D. students through a variety of institutional, federal, and outside resources.
- Merit-based College of Law Scholarships are awarded to selected incoming first-year J.D. students during the admission application process. All prospective full-time law students (including US Citizens, Permanent Residents, and international students) are considered for merit-based scholarships. Law scholarships may cover up to 80% percent of tuition. Merit scholarship renewal is available throughout a J.D. student’s full-time enrollment—even during the completion of a joint degree—resulting in the opportunity for students to earn two degrees with little additional cost!
- Federal Student Aid for eligible J.D. students may consist of Federal Direct Loans and/or Federal Work Study.
- Yellow Ribbon and other VA Benefits provide financial support for eligible student veterans or dependents of veterans to attend law school. Students apply for educational benefits through the VA and then work with the College of Law Financial Aid Office and Syracuse University’s Office of Veteran Success to process the award.
- Outside Scholarships offering eligibility to law students are reviewed and posted in the College's Scholarship Database. There may be other outside scholarships that you find through your own research. In addition to the opportunities we post, law students have also found opportunities through search engines, including:
AccessLex Law School Scholarship Databank
Scholarship Search by Sallie Mae