Paying for Law School: Financial Aid

The University of Washington School of Law’s Commitment to Institutional Aid

The UW School of Law is dedicated to helping students meet educational expenses through loans, grants, and scholarships. The law school and the University of Washington's Office of Student Financial Aid (OSFA) are committed to offering a comprehensive financial aid package to help students achieve their educational goals while minimizing student educational debt.

Financial Aid Resources

University of Washington

  • Office of Student Financial Aid

    • Questions regarding federal student loans, work study, aid eligibility, FAFSA processing, and requests for revisions to student budgets
    • Requests for revisions to student budgets
    • Short-Term Loan Program
  • UW Law Office of Admissions & Financial Aid

    • Questions about UW Law scholarships (see Student Fiscal Services for external scholarships)
    • General financial aid counseling
  • Veterans Center

    • Questions about VA Chapter benefits, tuition waivers, and other eligible programs
  • Student Fiscal Services

    • Questions or issues about financial aid disbursements
    • Questions about scholarships you receive directly from non-University sources
    • Questions about tuition payments, tuition payment deadlines, and other tuition related issues.

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General Financial Aid Information and Counseling

  • LSAC – financial aid videos from Jeff Hanson regarding: how to fund legal education, how to apply for financial aid, and how to minimize your debt
  • American Bar Association – Heather Jarvis provides great insight on the student loan timeline for graduating law students
  • Access Group – from paying for law school, good financial habits, and to the importance of good credit, access group provides a great deal of resources and tools to help prospective and current law students
  • Federal Student Aid – information about types of aid, FAFSA, and repayment plans.
  • Equal Justice Works – provides a great resource for any student needing information about Public Service Loan Forgiveness, income-driven repayment plans, and Loan Repayment Assistance Programs.

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