Financial Aid and Scholarships

University of Arizona Law is committed to excellence and access in legal education. We strive to provide our students with a legal education of the highest quality at competitive tuition rates for residents and nonresidents. We offer a variety of financial aid opportunities to enable students to pursue a legal education here.

  • Merit and Need Based Scholarships (upon admission)
  • Merit Based Scholarships (after 1L year)
  • Federal Work Study
  • Montgomery GI Bill Education Benefits Program
  • Yellow Ribbon Institution
  • In-State Tuition for Honorably Discharged Veterans
  • Legislative Internship Scholarships
  • Qualified Tuition Reduction
  • Perkins Loans
  • Stafford Loans
  • Graduate Plus Loans

The College of Law has a generous scholarship program. Admitted JD students are considered for merit and need-based awards as part of the admissions process; no separate application is necessary. Certain named scholarships may have specific additional requirements. All applicants must file a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) to be considered for need-based aid.

MERIT-BASED SCHOLARSHIPS

Arizona Law awards a significant number of merit-based scholarships each year to entering JD students. Candidates are considered for merit awards as part of the admission process; no separate application is required. For details on these awards, applicants should contact the Admissions office at law-admissions@email.arizona.edu.

PERFORMANCE SCHOLARSHIPS

If you did not receive an Arizona Law scholarship (or if your scholarship is less than $10,000), and you achieve a class rank at or above the 90th percentile (top 10 percent) of your class as calculated at the end of the first year of study, you will be eligible for a $10,000 scholarship award, or an award in the amount necessary to raise an existing scholarship award to $10,000, as applicable, for the second and third years of study.

ADDITIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS

Visit the University of Arizona’s Scholarship Universe website to browse additional scholarship opportunities.

ADDITIONAL SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION

Residency
If you are awarded an Arizona Law scholarship as a non-resident of Arizona, and later obtain residency, you must promptly notify the College of Law Financial Aid office. Your scholarship will be adjusted so that it reflects the same percent discount on tuition.
 
Qualified Tuition Reduction
If you plan to participate in the University of Arizona’s Qualified Tuition Reduction (QTR) program, you must notify the College of Law Financial Aid office. Students who receive QTRs are not eligible for Arizona Law scholarships.
 
Dual Degree Students
If you are a dual degree student, you will receive your Arizona Law scholarship for the years during which you pay law school tuition. Your Arizona Law scholarship will not apply when you pay graduate school tuition.
 
Visiting Students
If you become a visiting student at another law school, you will not be eligible for your Arizona Law scholarship for the term(s) in which you are enrolled at the other institution.

TECHLAW FELLOWSHIP

This elite opportunity is reserved for high-performing students with a background in STEM fields who we are confident will be esteemed leaders and influencers in our class.

Every University of Arizona Law traditional JD applicant with a qualifying STEM background will be automatically considered for a TechLaw Fellowship.

Being selected as a TechLaw Fellow includes:

  • A full-tuition scholarship
  • A $10,000 supplemental cash stipend distributed as $5,000 during your second year of study and $5,000 during your third year of study at University of Arizona Law
  • A formal program of study—guided by a dedicated faculty advisor for each fellow—including an introductory course in Tech Policy, Privacy Law, or Innovation for Justice in spring of your first year, as well as upper level law-and-business-of-technology courses including tech policy, cyberlaw, privacy, innovation for justice, health law, and MIS. 
  • A dedicated faculty mentor and an assigned external mentor who works in law and technology
  • Special programming at the intersection of law, business, and science throughout the University of Arizona such as: 
    • the monthly Space Business Roundtable,
    • the work of the Intellectual Property Clinic and the Innovation for Justice initiative at the College of Law, and
    • the McGuire Center of Entrepreneurship at the Eller College of Management

TechLaw Fellowships may be offered in addition to tuition scholarships.

How to Apply

To be considered for a TechLaw Fellowship, you must apply and be accepted to University of Arizona Law. Every applicant with an undergraduate degree in a STEM field will be considered. The TechLaw Fellowship is a three-year program, and due to its structure is not available to candidates applying via the Advanced Admissions for Non-U.S. Lawyers path.

If selected for a TechLaw Fellowship, you will receive an offer via email within two weeks of receiving your formal acceptance to University of Arizona Law.

If you are offered a TechLaw Fellowship and you accept, we will provide:

  • Full transportation to visit University of Arizona Law. This includes round-trip coach airfare for admits outside of Arizona and reimbursement of mileage for those in-state.
  • Hotel accommodations for two nights.
  • Meals
  • An in-depth look at the University of Arizona Law and the Tucson community.

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DEAN'S FELLOWSHIP

THE DEADLINE TO APPLY FOR THE DEAN'S FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM HAS PASSED

The highly selective University of Arizona Law Dean’s Fellowship Program provides one of the nation’s best financial and career support packages for law students.

The Dean’s Fellowship program is reserved for applicants with exceptional academic records and will be of particular interest to those with research or teaching backgrounds.

The University of Arizona Law Dean’s Fellowship includes: 

  • A full-tuition scholarship
  • A $10,000 supplemental cash stipend distributed as $5,000 during your second year of study and $5,000 during your third year of study at University of Arizona Law
  • A hand-picked faculty mentor
  • Exclusive alumni and outreach events to develop your professional network
  • Academic enrichment activities

Dean’s Fellows may also apply, during the spring semester of their first year, for:

  • A $13,000-per-year Graduate Fellowship working in our Bachelor of Arts in Law program. Beginning in their second year of study, graduate fellows work with our renowned faculty on classroom instruction, exams and tutoring in our BA in Law program, the only degree of its kind in the nation.
  • If selected as a BA in Law Graduate Fellow, the $13,000-per-year Graduate Fellowship stipend will replace the $5,000-per-year Dean's Fellowship stipend for your second and third years.

How to Apply
The application period for the Dean's Fellowship program has closed.

The Dean's Fellowship is a three-year program, and due to its structure is not available to candidates applying via the Advanced Admissions for Non-U.S. Lawyers path.

If selected to join us for a Dean’s Fellowship interview, we will provide you with: 

  • Full transportation to University of Arizona Law. This includes round-trip airfare for applicants outside of Arizona and reimbursement of mileage for those in-state. We will also provide transportation to and from the airport and throughout the weekend.
  • Hotel accommodations for Thursday, March 15 and Friday, March 16.
  • Meals – including dinner with current students and alumni.
  • An individualized perspective of the College of Law and the Tucson community.

To apply for most types of aid, including loans, you are required to submit a Free Application Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). 

You MUST submit a FAFSA if:

  • You are an applicant for admission or a current student seeking federal loans.
  • You are a student with a scholarship but no federal loans. 

FAFSA APPLICATION

  • If you are a renewal-eligible FAFSA applicant (you filed the prior year), your application will be pre-filled with certain data from previous years.
  • Students, parents, and borrowers are required to use an FSA ID, made up of a username and password, to access certain U.S. Department of Education websites. Your FSA ID is used to confirm your identity when accessing your financial aid information and electronically signing your federal student aid documents. Click here to create your FSA ID.
  • The University of Arizona code is 001083.
  • If you have already completed your FAFSA without listing The University of Arizona, file an online correction adding The University of Arizona. If there are 10 school codes on your record, any new school codes that you add will replace one or more of the school codes listed. Please assure that the school being removed has already received your FAFSA information. 

WHAT YOU WILL NEED

  • Estimated income and assets for the calendar year, as you may be completing the FAFSA before your federal taxes have been filed. The FAFSA is available online beginning Jan. 1 for the upcoming academic year.
  • A valid email address.
  • A list of the school codes for the schools that you want to receive FAFSA information. To change schools, you must make a correction to your FAFSA. 
  • You are REQUIRED to file corrections to your FAFSA when your federal income tax return has been completed.
  • Parents’ income information is NOT REQUIRED for professional students.

WHEN TO APPLY

  • Applicants for financial assistance may submit their FAFSA beginning Jan. 1 for the upcoming academic year.
  • The priority processing date for the upcoming academic year is March 1. In order to meet this deadline, complete your FAFSA by Feb. 14.
  • Your financial aid award letter will be available for review in June and for acceptance in July.

FAFSA FOLLOW-UP

  • Once you have completed your FAFSA, the federal processor will send you written confirmation in the form of a Student Aid Report (SAR). If you do not receive this report within 3 to 5 days of filing the FAFSA online, contact the federal processor at 1-800-433-3243.
  • When you receive your SAR, review it for accuracy. Make corrections or changes according to the instructions. If the SAR is correct, keep it for your records.
  • The university will receive your FAFSA/SAR information through an electronic process. Based on the information from your FAFSA, you will receive a financial aid award letter detailing your aid.
  • Any changes made to the FAFSA may create changes in financial aid eligibility and will generate a revised financial aid award letter.

University of Arizona Financial Aid Forms

You may need to complete a summer aid application if your summer plans involve any of the following:

  • Federal Work Study job;
  • Summer Legislative Internship;
  • Summer Abroad program;
  • Attendance at a program offered by another law school;
  • Participation in the Criminal Prosecution Clinic;
  • Unpaid work (a judicial externship or volunteer position in government/public interest), for which you could use loan assistance;
  • Enrollment in summer school

To determine whether you need to complete a summer aid application, contact the Arizona Law Financial Aid office at Law-finaid@list.arizona.edu or 520-626-1832.

Application and Deadlines

The deadline for submitting an application for summer 2018 has passed.

Key Contact

Keyshia Conner
Associate Director of Financial Aid & Scholarships
520-626-1832
kconner@email.arizona.edu