Financial Aid

Because Berkeley Law has very limited funding to award to LL.M. students, students are primarily responsible for financing their LL.M. 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 and employment opportunities on campus are rare and low-paying.

Below, you will find 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: Gift aid (scholarships) is administered by Berkeley Law Advanced Degree Programs Office. Please see our Scholarships page for more information or for questions regarding scholarships. All merit-based or country-based scholarship awards are finalized during the before the start of the program.