How to Apply

The Berkeley Law Financial Aid Office works collaboratively with the Berkeley Law Admissions office, campus Financial Aid Office and Graduate Division to provide student loans, grants and scholarships to J.D students. Some 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.

Our Office partners with the Berkeley Law Admissions office to administer the majority of scholarships and grants for J.D. students. As an entering J.D. student, you may receive grant and scholarship offers separately from federal student loans and other university financial aid. If a grant or scholarship is awarded after the offer of federal student loans and institutional aid, we will ensure that you are provided with the most beneficial revised financial aid package.

Use the following checklists to apply for any financial aid including grants, scholarships, work-study, and federal or private student loans:

 

Financial Aid Application Checklists

 

Entering 1L (fall 2017):  Entering Student Checklist

Entering Transfer J.D.: coming spring 2017

 

Continuing 2L or 3L J.D students, please refer to the Continuing Student Checklist

 

LL.M and J.S.D. students, please visit the LLM webpage and refer to the LL.M. and J.S.D. Student Checklist

 

 If you have any questions about the application process, do not hesitate to contact us at financial-aid-law@berkeley.edu.