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The financial aid program at Harvard Law School has two central goals: to help make a legal education accessible to every student in the JD program through need-based aid, and to preserve the broadest range of career options for graduates through our need-based loan repayment assistance the Low Income Protection Plan. This section of our website is designed for prospective and admitted students, offering a concise overview of various aspects of the integrated financial aid program at Harvard Law School. We hope you find our website a valuable resource. You are always welcome to contact our office with more detailed inquiries.

Financial Aid Basics

Financial Aid Basics

  • Policy Overview

    Understanding HLS need-based aid

    Policy Overview

    Understanding HLS need-based aid

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  • Meeting the Cost of Attendance

    View the standard student budget and sample aid packages

    Meeting the Cost of Attendance

    View the standard student budget and sample aid packages

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  • FAQs for Prospective Students

    When to apply for aid, where to submit the FAFSA, and how parents submit information

    FAQs for Prospective Students

    When to apply for aid, where to submit the FAFSA, and how parents submit information

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  • Year to Year Aid Scenarios

    How your financial circumstances influence your aid from year to year at HLS

    Year to Year Aid Scenarios

    How your financial circumstances influence your aid from year to year at HLS

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  • Additional Considerations Before Law School

    Making a plan prior to your 1L year

    Additional Considerations Before Law School

    Making a plan prior to your 1L year

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  • Public Service

    Supporting public service careers through loan repayment assistance, summer public interest funding, and more

    Public Service

    Supporting public service careers through loan repayment assistance, summer public interest funding, and more

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