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  • CSA Law Scholarship

    September 15, 2022

    Chappell Smith & Arden, P.A is offering a $1,500 scholarship to a current law student with an essay submission. More information and application can be…

  • The Dominguez Firm Legal Scholarship

    September 8, 2022

    The Dominguez Firm is offering a $2,500 scholarship to a current law student. For more information and application, please see this website here.

  • Don H. Liu (DHL) Scholars Program

    September 8, 2022

    A total of 3 scholars will be selected to receive a $15,000 scholarship join a mentorship program. For more information and application, please refer to…

  • Neal David Law Firm Scholarship

    September 8, 2022

    Neal David Law Firm is offering a $1,000 scholarship with submission of an essay. Application and more information can be found at this website…

  • Brown Trial Firm Scholarship

    September 8, 2022

    Brown Trial Firm is offering a $1,000 scholarship with submission of an essay. Application and more information can be found at this website here.

  • Financial Aid Overview for Prospective and Admitted Students

    August 16, 2022

    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…

  • Interest Accrual and Prepayment

    August 16, 2022

    Interest Accrual Interest begins to accrue at the time of disbursement on your unsubsidized loans. While you are in school and during your grace period,…

  • Cost of Attendance for Married Students and Students with Dependent Children

    August 16, 2022

    The standard student budget applies to all students without children. Married students are able to request an increase to their student budget to cover the cost…

  • About Consumer Debt

    August 16, 2022

    For Prospective and Admitted Students The standard student budget at HLS allows for a moderate standard of living and does not provide an allowance for credit card…

  • Meeting Need

    August 16, 2022

    The Financial Aid Program at Harvard Law School is need-based. We do not award any merit-based financial assistance to JD students. To help law students who…

  • Charting a Three Year Plan – Scenario 3

    August 15, 2022

    If you opt to spend both summers in higher paying positions presuming there are no other significant changes, you can expect your student contribution from…

  • Charting a Three Year Plan – Scenario 2

    August 15, 2022

    If you opt to spend both summers in lower paying or SPIF eligible positions presuming there are no other significant changes, you can expect your…

  • Charting a Three Year Plan – Scenario 1

    August 15, 2022

    If you opt to spend the summer between your 1L and 2L years in a lower paying or SPIF eligible position and the summer between…

  • Year to Year Aid Scenarios

    August 15, 2022

    As a need-based aid financial aid program, HLS reevaluates your eligibility for grant aid each academic year. Your eligibility will fluctuate based on the finances…

  • Financial Support for Public Service

    August 15, 2022

    Harvard Law School’s commitment to public service includes the generous loan repayment assistance and summer public interest funding described below, along with the largest and…

  • Frequently Asked Questions About Financial Aid for Prospective Students

    August 15, 2022

    When can I apply for financial aid?
    The financial aid application process (for both students and parents) opens after admission. Our institutional financial aid application on…

  • Sample Aid Packages

    August 15, 2022

    Here are two hypothetical aid package examples to illustrate how we meet demonstrated financial need for eligible applicants at Harvard Law School for 2022-2023. Students…

  • Public Service Venture Fund Information

    August 15, 2022

    The Harvard Law School Public Service Venture Fund awards $1 million in grants every year to help graduating students pursue careers in public service. The first…

  • Introduction to LIPP

    August 15, 2022

    LIPP is a comprehensive and flexible loan repayment assistance program for graduates working in relatively low-paying jobs. It allows HLS graduates to choose from a…

  • How to Compare LRAPs

    August 15, 2022

    Many law schools have loan repayment assistance (LRAP) programs, but no two are run in exactly the same way. As a prospective law student, LRAPs…

  • The LIPP Advantage

    August 15, 2022

    One of the advantages LIPP offers over many loan repayment assistance programs (LRAPs) is that it repays your loans on the standard 10-year term. This…

  • CGS Application Web Form

    August 12, 2022

    This funding is administered by the Harvard University Committee on General Scholarships (CGS) (http://www.scholarship.harvard.edu/). These scholarships are awarded with income from Harvard endowment funds…

  • International Students Financial Aid

    August 12, 2022

    The J.D. financial aid program is designed to help students from across the economic spectrum and around the world meet the expense of a law…

  • General Lender and Servicer Contact Information

    August 12, 2022

    This page is designed to help you contact your lenders and servicers during repayment, or when you are preparing to begin repayment. It contains contact…

  • Loan Deferment Options

    August 12, 2022

    If you have taken federal Stafford (Direct or FFELP), GradPLUS (Direct or FFELP) or Perkins loans prior to entering HLS you qualify for deferment of those loans…

  • Loan Cancellation Due to Death or Permanent and Total Disability

    August 12, 2022

    When you borrow through the federal loan programs (direct/Stafford, Perkins, and GradPLUS) or the Harvard Law School loan program, you will not be liable for…

  • Life Insurance

    August 12, 2022

    Many loan programs provide death and disability cancellation. However, if you borrow through a loan program that does not, you may wish…

  • Interest Accrual and Prepayment

    August 12, 2022

    Interest Accrual Interest begins to accrue at the time of disbursement on your unsubsidized loans. While you are in school and during your grace period,…

  • Loan Consolidation

    August 12, 2022

    There are two categories of education consolidation loans: federal and private. Federal Loan Consolidation Federal loan consolidation combines multiple federal loans into one new loan. There is…

  • Your Credit — Why It Matters

    August 12, 2022

    Your credit rating plays an essential role in helping you achieve your financial goals.  Building and maintaining a good credit history while you are a…

  • Student Contribution and Parent Resource Considerations for Married Students

    August 12, 2022

    Students who are seeking financial assistance at Harvard Law School should plan to contribute all of their own personal resources toward meeting educational expenses before…

  • Student Contribution from Income

    August 12, 2022

    Overview and Policy Although government regulations specify that student eligibility for federal funds be based on the previous tax year information, we base eligibility for institutional funds on a…

  • Special Circumstances for Married Students and Students with Children

    August 12, 2022

    Students with special circumstances or questions about the policies that govern how we determine financial aid eligibility for married students and students with dependents should…

  • Financial Aid Examples for Married Students and Students with Children

    August 12, 2022

    At HLS we understand the value of being able to plan and budget. This page includes several aid examples that vary based on whether or…

  • Research Outside Scholarship Resources

    August 12, 2022

    There are many different websites that are available to students who are looking for additional funding sources. We have compiled some commonly used resources to…

  • Understanding the Role of Tuition & Financial Aid

    August 12, 2022

    After holding tuition flat for one year, Harvard Law School will have a tuition increase of 2.8% for the 2021-2022 academic year. The following information…

  • Satisfactory Academic Progress

    August 12, 2022

    Policy for Federal Financial Aid Recipients The academic requirements for the JD, LL.M and SJD degree programs at Harvard Law School include the satisfactory completion…

  • Parent Resources

    August 12, 2022

    Parent resources are calculated by a nationally accepted institutional methodology formula, coordinated by the College Scholarship Service (CSS).  General Requirements Although the Law School has…

  • Professional Attire, Clerkship Expenses, and 3L Public Interest Interview Travel

    August 12, 2022

    Credit: Lorin Granger J.D. Students may apply for additional funding to cover the cost of purchasing professional attire, as well as expenses related to clerkship…

  • Student Financial Services Committee

    August 12, 2022

    Financial policies are set and reviewed by members of the Student Financial Services Commitee, which includes members of the faculty and administration as well as…

  • Adjustment Due to Parent Circumstances

    August 12, 2022

    If your parent information is a consideration in the determination of your eligibility for need-based financial aid, and they experience a change to their circumstances…

  • Harvard Law School Loan Terms

    August 12, 2022

    Harvard Law School has a limited amount of its own loan funds.  These funds are typically awarded to students who qualify for HLS grant assistance, …

  • Student Contribution from Assets

    August 11, 2022

    General Overview of Treatment of Assets Students should expect to contribute all of their personal assets toward their educational expenses over the course of their three-year legal…

  • How do I adjust my loan amount?

    August 11, 2022

    Loan Adjustments Adjustments to the amount you borrow can take place within certain guidelines.  To increase a loan simply complete a new loan application with the…

  • Step 2: Understanding Your Provisional Financial Aid Eligibility

    August 11, 2022

    Once we complete our review of your preliminary financial aid application, we will send notification to you via email (on a rolling basis for admitted…

  • Financial Aid Terminology – Orientation

    August 11, 2022

    Here are a few orientation-related terms to understand. HLS Student Financial Services: we award financial aid to JD students, process student loans, monitor JD student…

  • Step 1: Submitting the Student Application

    August 11, 2022

    The financial aid application opens after you are admitted to HLS. In Step 1 you will submit your Preliminary Application for Aid, which always begins…