Since 1988, the School of Law has been able, through a generous grant from the University, to award a number of merit scholarships to highly qualified applicants selected by the admission committee. There is no separate application required for merit scholarship consideration. Students must be in good standing with the School of Law for their scholarship to be renewed in subsequent years. This scholarship can be renewed for the second and third year of study for Full-time JD students, and the second, third and fourth year of study for Weekend JD students. Merit scholarships will be awarded for fall and spring academic semesters.
A limited number of need-based scholarships are awarded to incoming students based on their financial need. A completed FAFSA and a School of Law Financial Aid Application are required to be considered. Renewal of need-based scholarship is contingent upon the receipt of the FAFSA results before April 1 annually. This scholarship can be renewed for the second and third year of study for Full-time JD students, and the second, third and fourth year of study for Weekend JD students. Need-based scholarships will be awarded for fall and spring academic semesters. Due to limited funding, admitted students who receive a merit scholarship of $15,000 or above, will not be eligible for need-based scholarship consideration.
The FAFSA is required for need-based scholarship consideration and for federal loan eligibility. The FAFSA becomes available on October 1. Loyola’s School Code is 001710.
First Year Specialized Scholarships/Fellowships
Loyola offers several special interest scholarships and fellowships to entering students. Please review the list of special scholarship opportunities and the scholarship requirements.
Scholarship Information: In most cases, scholarship awards made to entering JD students are renewed in the same amount for the second and third years of law school, as long as eligibility requirements are met. Scholarship assistance is not available for transfer students. Some awards are made to recognize outstanding achievement for upper class JD students who did not receive scholarship assistance as first-year students. Scholarships will not increase as tuition increases.
Scholarship Retention Data (ABA Standard 509)
Loyola University Chicago's merit scholarships are automatically renewed if the student is in good standing. Consequently, all students receiving merit scholarships retain them as long as they are enrolled in the school.
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