Types of Aid
The law school seeks to provide need-based financial aid sufficient to permit any students admitted to the JD program to attend Berkeley Law. Indeed, approximately 83 percent of Berkeley Law JD students receive some form of financial aid. Need-based grants and scholarships are awarded as described on their respective webpages. Additionally, Berkeley Law offers supplemental scholarships to continuing students and makes available an array of federal and private student loans.
The types of aid listed below are some of the most common components of the financial aid package. All financial resources including, but not limited to, the ones below are coordinated with your financial aid package.
- Entering Student Scholarships
- Matching Scholarship (administered by the Admissions Office)
- Continuing Student Scholarships
- UC Scholarships (administered by the University of California)
- Outside Scholarships
- Summer Fellowships (administered by the Career Development Office)
- Direct Loans - subsidized and unsubsidized
- Perkins Loans
- Graduate PLUS & Private Loans
- UC Emergency Loans (administered by the University of California)