Academic Information


Financing Bar Costs

There are a number of costs associated with the bar exam.

  • Most states charge a fee to apply to take the bar exam. Make careful note of deadlines (some as early as 1L year) to be sure you pay the lowest fee possible.
  • Most states charge a fee or a series of fees to take the bar exam.
  • There may be additional fees required to fulfill prerequisites for the exam, such as the MPRE or a particular educational requirement (such as Ohio's required substance abuse course).
  • Bar exam preparation companies charge a fee for their test preparation programs.

Although these fees collectively can seem significant, it is important to view the bar exam - and especially preparation for the bar exam - as part of the investment in your legal eduation and career.

Please contact the Financial Aid office for more information on how you can finance your bar exam and bar preparation course.