Financing a Legal Education

The pursuit of a legal education will involve a substantial investment of time, energy, and finances. Consider and plan for the financial process as seriously as the application process. Before applying to law school, manage your spending and debt carefully, and pay your bills on time to protect your credit record. Bad credit will limit your ability to borrow funds for law school. If possible, pay off or minimize credit card and other consumer debt before applying to/entering law school.


Financial Aid Resources
LSAC’s Financial Aid for Law School Overview
Source for access to information and applications for Federal student aid.
Request your free annual credit report here.
AccessLex Institute (formerly Access Group), the leading nonprofit offering financial literacy tools for law school borrowers
Equal Justice Works, providing information on public interest law programs and law school loan repayment assistance programs (LRAP), comprehensive source of student financial aid information, advice and tools
Fastweb, financial aid search engine