The cost of your legal education could surpass $150,000. This figure includes the cost of tuition, housing, food, books, and other personal expenses. Most law students finance this with loans; however, there is assistance available in the form of scholarships, grants, and work-study programs.

The best source of information about the financial options available to you will be the Financial Aid office of the law school where you are accepted. That office will help you estimate the total cost of your legal education and will put together a financial aid package for you. Every school has different rules about student loans and scholarships, so it is very important for you to get in touch with this office as soon as possible.

The Law School Admissions Council has published a useful brochure that will help you know what to expect when arranging Financial Aid for Law School (PDF).