The law school seeks to provide financial aid sufficient to permit any students admitted to the J.D. program to attend Berkeley Law. Indeed, approximately 83 percent of Berkeley Law J.D. students receive some form of financial aid.
Gift Aid (Scholarships, Grants, Fellowships)
- Berkeley Law Entering Student Gift Aid
- Berkeley Law Continuing Student Scholarships
- U.C. Parent Grant (administered by the Graduate Division)
- Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loans
- Federal Graduate PLUS & Private Loans
- UC Emergency Loans (administered by the University of California)
- UC Federal Work-Study Program (2Ls and 3Ls)
- Academic Student Employment (ASE) Opportunities
Other Aid Sources
- Summer Fellowships administered by the Career Development Office for JDs in an approved public interest, non-profit or government sector internship or externship
- Private Scholarships specifically catered towards law students
- U.C. Scholarships administered by the University of California
- Veterans Benefits for veterans and their dependents to pursue veterans’ educational benefits
- UC Berkeley Basic Needs Center provides resources for the food pantry, CalFresh, housing security deposit program, and more..