Financial Aid

Because Berkeley Law has very limited funding to award, students are primarily responsible for financing their LL.M. and J.S.D. degrees. Applicants should investigate financing options and secure funding before attending the program. International students should explore funding opportunities in their home countries. 

Students should arrange their finances before enrollment at Berkeley Law so that they can completely cover the costs of tuition and room and board. No additional financial aid will be available once students arrive at Berkeley Law.

Employment opportunities for LL.M. students on campus are rare and low-paying. Some J.S.D. candidates secure teaching or research positions that may come with a reduction in fees in addition to the base salary.

Click the boxes below for information we have gathered about possible funding sources. This list is not exhaustive and applicants are encouraged to conduct their own research.

 

Students who have questions about federal or private student loans, or those who intend to secure such loans, should contact the Berkeley Law Financial Aid Office:

226 Boalt Hall Berkeley, CA 
Phone: (510) 642-1563 
Fax: (510) 666-3577 
financial-aid-law@berkeley.edu 
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NOTE: For LL.M programs, LL.M. gift aid (scholarships) is administered by Berkeley Law Advanced Degree Programs Office. Please see our Scholarships page for more information or for questions regarding LL.M. scholarships. All merit-based or country-based scholarship awards are finalized during the before the start of the LL.M. program. J.S.D. applicants may review the Robbins J.S.D. Fellowship page for more information about J.S.D. fellowship awards.