Financing Your Legal Education

Financing Your Legal Education

The Financial Investment of a Legal Education

Pursuing a legal education is a significant life decision, and the investment in this degree extends beyond the three (or four) years you are enrolled.

From a financial perspective, your investment includes not only tuition and fees and living expenses each year of school, but also the expenses associated with applying to law school, as well as those needed to obtain a license to practice law.

It’s important to be well-informed about your options and to get your finances in order before you apply to law school. You have a lot of control over this investment – how hard you work, how much you study, how much you participate in class – all leading to a successful academic career. You also determine how much you are going to borrow to pay for that education, and in turn, how much you will have to repay – leading to a successful financial future.

Remember, you’re in control of your finances. The less you spend, the less you have to borrow…and the less you have to repay.

Continue reading the following sections to learn how to finance your legal education

1. Cost of Attendance
 

2. Types of Aid
 

3. The Financial Aid Process
 

4. Comparing School Costs


 

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