Scenarios for Funding your Law School Education

Notre Dame Law Students

The student scenarios below will give you an idea of how five Notre Dame Law School students are funding their education. Every student’s situation is unique, so how you pay for your law school education can be tailored to your specific situation.

Student 1

JD Cost of Attendance $74,547
Notre Dame Law School Scholarship ($15,000)
Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan ($20,500)
Federal Direct Plus Loan ($39,047)
Student Responsibility $0
*Combination of NDLS Scholarship + Federal Loans

Student 2

JD Cost of Attendance $74,547
Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan ($20,500)
Federal Direct Plus Loan ($54,047)
Student Responsibility $0
*Federal Loans only

Student 3

JD Cost of Attendance $74,547
Notre Dame Law School Scholarship ($20,000)
Assistant Rector Award ($28,000)
Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan ($20,500)
Federal Direct Plus Loan ($6,047)
Student Responsibility $0
*Combination of NDLS Scholarship, Assistant Rector position + Federal Loans

Student 4

JD Cost of Attendance $74,547
Notre Dame Law School Scholarship ($25,000)
Outside Scholarship ($5,000)
Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan ($20,500)
Federal Direct Plus Loan ($24,047)
Student Responsibility $0
*Combination of NDLS Scholarship, Outside Scholarship + Federal Loans

Student 5

JD Cost of Attendance $74,547
Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan ($20,500)
Federal Direct Plus Loan ($39,047)
Student Responsibility $15,000
*Combination of Federal Loans + Student Savings