Notre Dame Law School awards renewable scholarships to a portion of the entering class. You must remain in academic good standing to automatically renew a scholarship. Typically, scholarships are awarded at the time of admission. If an applicant is awarded scholarship, information about the scholarship will be included in the admission letter.
All admitted candidates are considered for merit-based scholarships. Consideration for merit-based scholarships is based on multiple factors with the goal of admitting students with different backgrounds and a wide variety of talents and experiences. Primary factors for consideration include both LSAT and GPA. Additional factors, such as academic excellence, leadership skills, community service, and a range of other personal accomplishments and experiences are also considered. If you wish to receive consideration for scholarships, we strongly encourage you to submit all admission materials at the earliest possible date.
If you wish to be considered for need-based scholarship aid, you must complete the optional financial aid form included in the online admission application. This form must be submitted along with the other application materials. If during the application process your financial circumstances change, you may submit a statement requesting reconsideration.
Scholarship notification is included in the admission letter. The scholarship amount included in the admission letter may be for merit-based scholarship, need-based scholarship, or a combination of both.
At the time of admission, we offer the best possible scholarship. We do not match scholarship awards from other law schools. We do not negotiate scholarship amounts. Occasionally, our scholarship budget may change throughout the admissions cycle allowing us to make modest scholarship adjustments. We will notify candidates if the scholarship award is modified.
Scholarships alone will not be enough to finance your legal education at Notre Dame. A variety of national and regional scholarships and fellowships are offered by philanthropic organizations at the local, regional, and national level. Search our external scholarship website for alternative scholarship opportunities.
Office of Financial Aid
115 Main Building
Notre Dame, IN 46556