Financing Law School

A law degree is a significant personal and financial investment. The Student Finance Office at UConn Law is committed to mitigating financial barriers to education wherever possible. Counseling is available to help students understand the many factors related to financial aid eligibility. Students are encouraged to make educated decisions about borrowing, and to accumulate as little debt as possible.

To apply for financial aid, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) using school code 001417. Priority deadline for need-based aid is February 15th, but students may apply later for student loans. Student Finance will send communications to students’ email if additional information is required.

Note: There is an optional University Payment Plan that may be used in conjunction with financial aid.

Scholarships & Grants

Students are awarded scholarships by the Admissions Office. A separate application is not required. All students are encouraged to apply for external scholarships. Read more about Scholarships and Grants

In-State Residency

Students who are accepted as out-of-state residents may apply for in-state residency after establishing domicile in the state of Connecticut for at least one year. Read more about applying for Connecticut State Residency »

Federal Aid Programs (Title IV)

The School of Law participates in the Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan Program, the Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan Program and the Federal Work-Study Program. Read more about Federal Financial Aid/Loan Programs »

Resources for Borrowers

Loans must be repaid. Federal Direct Loans are usually the best choice for students. Private/alternative loans may also be available. It is important to compare fees, interest rates, and repayment terms between private and federal loans. Resources for Loan Borrowers »

HEOA Consumer Information

The Higher Education Opportunities Act (HEOA) requires colleges and universities participating in federal student financial aid programs to disclose certain information to current and prospective students and university employees. Visit UConn Law's HEOA Consumer Information Page »

Policies, Forms, & Additional Resources

The Student Finance Office maintains policies, forms, and other resources for admitted and current students in the Student Portal. Read more on Tuition and Financing in the Student Portal »