Tuition and Financial Aid
A Northwestern Law legal education is a valuable investment that will provide lifelong returns throughout your career. However, the Law School recognizes that many students do not have the immediate financial resources to cover the substantial costs of a legal education. 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.
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. We encourage students to educate themselves about the costs of a legal education and financial aid procedures, and to learn more about the financial aid process unique to Northwestern Law.
Northwestern Law awards all financial aid on a combined basis of financial need and merit.
- Financial aid is awarded through an application process seperate from the application for admission.
- The Office of Admissions and Financial Aid awards all scholarships and grants to newly admitted students.
- The Chicago Office of Financial Aid awards all loan funding to incoming and current students.