Apply for Financial Aid
Students who submit completed financial aid applications 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. 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.
Students must reapply for financial aid each year. All information is kept strictly confidential. Information disclosed in the financial aid process has no bearing on the admissions evaluation process or decisions.
Northwestern University School of Law continues to consider applicants as independent students, meaning that we do not require parental information as part of your financial aid application. If you are applying to another law school that requires you to complete Need Access with parental information as part of your application, we will not receive that information nor consider that information as part of your application.
|February 15||Accelerated JD and JD-MBA applicants|
|March 1||All other applicants|
|May 1||Continuing law students|
|July 1||Transfer applicants|
For more information or assistance, contact the Office of Financial Aid, Chicago, by e-mail or call (312) 503-8465.
View and download application instructions for the individual degree programs:
Entering JD Programs
Entering LLM Programs
Entering MSL Programs
Continuing JD Students
2014-15 Application Instructions for Continuing JD Students (pdf)*
*Please note that these instructions apply to continuing AJD and JD-MBA students as well.
The forms in this section do not need to be completed unless they are specifically requested by the Financial Aid Office.
The following forms, with the exception of the FAFSA and Need Access Application, should be mailed or delivered in person to the Office of Financial Aid, 710 N. Lake Shore Drive, Abbott Hall, Room 629, Chicago, IL 60611.
IRS Form 4506 (Use to Request Copy of Federal Tax Return)