International J.D. Students

School of Law Scholarships are available to international J.D. candidates who demonstrate both outstanding scholastic achievements and significant financial need. Please note that as an international student, you do not qualify for federal loans, such as Direct Stafford Loans, and therefore you do not need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Applying for School of Law Scholarships

The following form must be submitted by March 1 to be considered for scholarship aid:

You must complete the parental information section if you will be under 24 years of age by December 31.

Please keep in mind that our funds are limited and that even if we offer you a scholarship award, it may only pay for a portion of your tuition. Therefore, you may want to consider private scholarship resources and/or private educational loan sources for international students that can be used to pay for tuition, as well as living expenses during the school year.

Applying for Private Educational Loans

Loan funding is available to international students through a number of private lenders. You should review the private loan information on our website, but keep in mind that there may be reources in your home country that can provide support as well.

Lenders will require a co-signer who is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. At this time, we are not aware of any U.S. lenders who offer educational loans that do not have this requirement.

Approval for private loans is based on the credit history of both the student and the co-signer. Your credit history, and that of your co-signer, can be affected by a number of factors. If you or your co-signer are unsure of your credit rating, you should request a copy of your credit report as soon as possible so that you can assess whether or not you will be approved for a private loan. The School of Law is unable to make up student funding shortfalls caused by private loan rejection.

The application and credit review process for private loans may be time-consuming. We recommend that you plan to apply for these loans as soon as the applications become available (usually in April or May), so that loan funds may be available for the fall semester tuition deadline.