Financial Support

PROLAW students come from all over the world. Loyola recognizes that because of the unique composition of PROLAW’s student body and the service-oriented nature of the rule of law profession, our students may have some unique financial challenges, and a number of scholarship opportunities exist for students from all countries. We welcome your inquiries at prolaw@luc.edu.

Tuition Scholarships and Financial Aid

Rule of Law Scholarship

PROLAW offers several scholarship awards for exceptionally qualified students of any nationality who demonstrate outstanding academic or professional merit. The scholarship amounts are based on individual financial need and range from partial tuition awards to full tuition awards with a living stipend for the Rome term. Click here to complete the scholarship application.

Paul D. Coverdell Fellowships

Eligible applicants are returned Peace Corps Volunteers through the Paul D. Coverdell Fellows program. The scholarship will allow for a 50% tuition award, and the Fellows will undertake an internship at a Loyola partner organization at the end of the program. In order to be considered for the Coverdell Fellowship, applicants will need to submit their official Peace Corps Description of Service along with their application for admission. The Coverdell Fellows will be selected based on the relevance of their professional experience as Peace Corps Volunteers; their documented interest in pursuing a career in rule of law and development; and their academic records. Click here for more information about the Paul D. Coverdell Fellowship.


This award is only applicable to the MJ in Rule of Law for Development. Eligible applicants are all Loyola graduates of the last decade who have completed a bachelor’s degree and will be seeking their first Loyola masters or post-baccalaureate certificates. The scholarship will allow for a 25% tuition award. There is no special scholarship application, but the award will be automatically issued to eligible admitted applicants. The scholarship cannot be combined with other scholarships or Loyola discounts. Click here for more information about the Returning Ramblers Scholarship.

Financial Aid Programs for US Citizens and Permanent Residents

If you are a U.S. citizen and/or U.S. permanent resident, you may qualify for one of the different financial aid programs offered by the Loyola University Chicago, Please consult the webpages of the Loyola University Chicago Financial Aid Office for further details and contacts. Loyola offers numerous scholarship resources for veterans and military students, see further information here


Applicants seeking financial assistance should investigate funding sources in their home countries well in advance. Applicants can investigate funding opportunities from a number of sources including: employers, local governments through ministries of foreign affairs and education, U.S. government through local U.S. Embassies, and international and local foundations or other organizations that provide resources for post-graduate studies and that promote strengthening of governance and the rule of law.

Estimated Rome Living Expenses

Loyola estimates that the basic monthly living expenses for the optional study period in Rome amount to approximately EUR 1,100, including rent of a single room in a shared private apartment close to campus, meals consumed at services on campus, and a monthly public transport card for the city of Rome. The estimate does not include expenses for travel to and from Italy, visa, application, or any personal expenses. The actual amount you will need depends on your personal circumstances and expectations.