Priority Deadlines

February 15: Accelerated JD and JD-MBA applicants

March 1: All other applicants

May 1: Continuing law students

July 1: Transfer applicants


Apply for Financial Aid

Applicants who submit a completed financial aid application by the priority deadline will be considered for all forms of financial aid. Late filers will still be considered for financial aid, but may not qualify for all programs based on the availability of funds. Information disclosed in a financial aid application has no bearing on the admissions evaluation process or decisions. Additionally, Northwestern Law considers all applicants as independent students. We do not require parental financial information as part of the financial aid application.

Scholarships awarded to entering students are automatically renewed for the second and third years, provided the recipients maintain good academic standing and remain enrolled in classes at the Law School. Continuing students must reapply for loan funding each year. 

2014-15 Financial Aid Application Instructions 

JD Programs

JD Applicants (pdf) 

Accelerated JD Applicants (pdf)  

JD-MBA Applicants (pdf) 

Two-Year JD for International Lawyers Applicants (pdf)

Transfer JD Applicants (pdf)

Continuing JD, AJD, and JD-MBA Students (pdf)

LLM Programs

International LLM, ALLM, and LLM/K Applicants (pdf)

Domestic LLM and LLM/K Applicants (pdf)

LLM in Taxation Applicants (pdf) 

MSL Programs

MSL Applicants (pdf)