Tuition and Financial Assistance


The decision to enter law school is a decision to invest in your future. A Notre Dame legal education will provide a return on your investment throughout your legal career. The Admissions and Financial Aid Offices understand that the cost of financing your legal education can be daunting. We also recognize that you won’t necessarily have the immediate financial resources to pay for it. Our goal is to help you identify various funding sources and repayment options, so that you can make your law school dream a reality.

There are many resources available to help you finance your legal education and reach your goals. Through a combination of scholarships, loans, part-time work, and generous repayment programs, investing in your future with us can be an affordable option.

While each year a portion of the entering class receives scholarship assistance, the largest form of financial aid for all law students is educational loans. When utilizing loans, most students will qualify for $20,500 through the Federal Direct Loan Program. Additionally, students may borrow up to the cost of attendance (minus scholarships and Federal Direct Loans) though the Federal Graduate/Direct PLUS Loan or Private Loans.

The University’s Office of Financial Aid processes all loan materials for law students. Their office is a valuable resource for learning more about Federal loans.

Access Group is a nonprofit membership organization comprised of non-profit and state-affiliated law schools. Access Group provides excellent resrouces to help both prospective, admitted, and enrolled students understand the cost of their education and financing options available.

Notre Dame Law Schools’s Loan Repayment Assistance Program and similar programs through state and local bar associations can help reduce loan obligations for those graduates working in the field of public interest.

Links of Interest

Notre Dame Financial Aid for Graduate and Professional Students
Access Group
Federal Student Aid
Free Application for Federal Student Aid
Loan Repayment Calculator


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