How to Apply

Most of the financial aid available through the School of Law is based on demonstrated financial need and, accordingly, requires the completion of financial aid forms as part of the application process. Please read the instructions carefully to ensure that you submit the applications that pertain to your status. Berkeley Law’s Financial Aid Office works collaboratively with the campus Financial Aid Office to provide grants, scholarships, and student loans to law students. Although these offices provide many identical services, Berkeley Law’s Financial Aid Office administers the majority of need-based grants and scholarships for law students.

The JD Admissions and Financial Aid Offices will provide you with the opportunity to apply for Berkeley Law’s fellowships and scholarships. Berkeley Law will generally provide information regarding grant and scholarship awards to entering JD students prior to or concurrently with the offer of federal student loans and university financial aid. If a grant or scholarship is awarded after the offer of federal student loans and institutional aid, the Berkeley Law Financial Aid Office will make certain that it provides the most beneficial revised financial aid package to the recipient.


To apply for any financial aid, including grants, scholarships, federal or private student loans, and work-study (during second and third-year):

 Entering 1st Year or Transfer Students:


Continuing Students:


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