Financing Your Legal Education

There are several ways to finance your legal education. At LSU Law, we offer merit based scholarships.  Scholarships and grants are available to first-year and upperclass students. Approximately one-third of our law students receive some form of scholarship assistance.  Admitted first-year students are automatically considered for scholarship assistance. Awards are extended to those students who are most clearly expected to contribute to the intellectual life of the Law Center and have ranged from $1,000 awards to full tuition scholarships. Rising second-and third-year law students are considered each year for scholarship support.

Students are also able to apply for federally funded need based loans. To do so, students should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as they have decided to apply to law school. Prospective law school students should not wait until they hear from the Office of Admissions to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid Form (FAFSA).  Completion of the FAFSA will assist the Office of Financial Aid in determining your loan eligibility.

Below are resources to assist you with your financial preparation for law school:

Office of Undergraduate Admissions and Student Aid
Website: www.lsu.edu/financialaid
School Code: 002010
Address:  1146 Pleasant Hall
Baton Rouge, La.
Phone No. 225/578-3103

FAFSA: www.fafsa.gov

Outside Scholarship Search: www.fastweb.com

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