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Office of Admissions and Financial Aid

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Chicago, IL 60611-3078
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Chicago Campus - Office of Financial Aid

Northwestern University
Office of Financial Aid
Abbott Hall, Room 629
710 North Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60611-3078
(312) 503-8722

Tuition and Financial Aid

Our Philosophy

A Northwestern Law legal education is a valuable investment that will provide lifelong returns throughout your legal career. Given that, the Law School recognizes that many students do not have the immediate financial resources to cover the substantial costs of a legal education. Therefore, we are committed to providing a comprehensive financial aid program designed to enable any accepted student to attend the Law School and complete their degree program regardless of financial need.

The Office of Financial Aid administers a number of programs to assist both prospective and continuing law students in financing their Northwestern Law education. Aid packages are composed of a combination of loans, grants, and/or scholarships. Assistance is based on demonstrated financial need.

Our goal is to help students and their families develop a realistic and cost-effective plan to finance their legal education. More than 80 percent of Northwestern Law students receive some form of financial assistance, including loan packages, from the Law School. We encourage students to educate themselves about the costs and financial aid procedures. Students should start their financial aid application process as early as possible and not wait for an admissions decision before applying.


Apply for Financial Aid
Includes instructions and required forms for both loan and scholarships/grant consideration, as well as important dates

Grants and Scholarships
Describes grants and scholarship programs offered through the Law School and outside agencies

Describes the various loan programs available to Law students

Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP)
Our innovative approach to helping our graduates in public service with their loan repayments

External Resources
Information on federal programs, credit agencies, campus resources, etc.


Tuition Rates and Expenses
Information on the costs for all programs at the Law School

Tuition Payment
Information on various tuition payment options.