Furthering your education is an investment in you and your future. We’ve provided you with some information and resources to help you manage the process.
We encourage all students to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The earliest you can submit the FAFSA is October 1st in the year prior to when you’ll receive aid. Loyola’s code is 001710. After the Student Award Report is confirmed, Loyola sends you verification, which outlines the amount of aid awarded to you, based on your Expected Family Contribution. The award may include federal loans, scholarships, and work study.
Loans can come from federal loan programs, alternative loan programs, or both. You must complete the FAFSA form to determine the amount of federal loans available to you. Federal loans have lower interest rates and repayment options, but private and alternative loans are another option.
Loyola University Chicago Law Awards
Our friends and alumni understand the value of a legal education. Through their generosity, we are able to enroll and retain qualified students.
|Merit Scholarships||Awarded at the time of admission to full- or weekend JD students. Merit awards are renewed automatically for students in good standing.||Varies|
|The Bernstein Scholarship Series||Awarded to admitted, U.S. citizens enrolling full-time who demonstrate need.||Varies|
|Circle of Advocates of the Joseph W. Bernstein Scholarship Fund||Awarded to full-time admitted student with achievements in debate, moot court, mock trial and who has demonstrated need.||At least $5,000|
|Judge William J. Campbell Public Interest Scholarship||Awarded to full-time admitted student with proven public interest experience and who has demonstrated need.||$4,000|
|Loyola Community Service Scholarship||Awarded to incoming students based on their commitment to public service, their demonstrated academic abilities, and their potential for leadership. Community service work will be defined broadly to include employment, advocacy, and/or volunteer activities, both in government and non-government arenas; including (but not limited to) those who participated in Americorps, City Corps, City Year, Peace Corps, VISTA, Teach for America, Jesuit Volunteer Corps, or completed active military duty. A minimum of one year of service is required.||$5,000 for the first year of law school|
|Martin J. Healy, Jr. Scholarship||Awarded to full-time JD student who is the first in their family to receive a college degree.||Award Varies|
|Mark & Charlene Novak Scholarship||Awarded to a student who is a member of a trade union, or the child of a member of a trade union.||Varies|
|The John J. Piderit, S.J./Theodore G. Munz, S.J./Loyola Academy Scholarship||Awarded to full-time student who is a graduate of Loyola Academy and shows financial need.||Varies|
|Child and Family Law Fellowships||Awarded to admitted students chosen through an application process and who are interested in child and family law. An application must be submitted and finalists must be interviewed.||$20,000 over 3 years of school|
|Health Law Fellowships||Awarded to admitted students chosen through an application process and who are interested in health law.||Varies|
|Intellectual Property Fellowships||Awarded to admitted students, through an application process, with demonstrated interest in intellectual property.||$2,500|
Upper Class Awards
To apply for for our numerous upper class awards, you must also submit a resume, the FAFSA and an application through Loyola Scholarship Connection. Additional materials, including but not limited to a letter of nomination, may be required. The application for 2023-2024 will open in March, 2023.
Several outside scholarship programs exist for JD students. While we do not endorse any organization or firm, we recommend you review the criteria, deadlines, and application process for each of the awards:
- ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund
- Law Preview Scholarships
- Chief Justice Samuel J. Roberts Scholarship
- Earl Warren Scholarship
Through your own research, you may discover grants or scholarships for which you qualify. Here are a few free search sites to help you identify potential awards:
- AccessLex Law School Scholarship Databank
- Smart Student Guide to Financial Aid
- Student Scholarship Search
If you are awarded an outside grant or scholarship, you’ll need to complete the Outside Scholarship Report form.
Full-time students may qualify for federal work-study. If you qualify, you may earn money through campus and community-based employment. You must complete the FAFSA and the Financial Aid Office form to request work study.
Military and Veterans Awards
The Alternate Entry Option of the ARMY ROTC Scholarship is available to JD students and requires 2 years left until graduation. These scholarships are based on academic and extracurricular achievement as well as leadership potential. Please contact Mr. Djimitri Francois, Army ROTC Scholarship & Enrollment Officer, at 773-508-8980 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Loyola University Chicago partners with AccessLex Institute, a nonprofit organization dedicated to offering financial education programming and resources that help students confidently manage their finances. Through AccessLex, we offer workshops and one-on-one counseling.
AccessLex Institute Resources:
- AccessLex Student Loan Calculator
- AccessConnex by AccessLex Student Loan Helpline
- The Road to Zero: A Strategic Approach to Student Loan Repayment Guide
- Live Loan Repayment Webinars
- Ask EDNA! — The Education Network at AccessLex
- MAX by AccessLex
Loyola's Financial Aid Office also offers financial literacy resources and workshops.