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Scholarships & Financial Aid

Bruin Scholarships 

The College of Law operates a tuition remission scholarship program for entering students. Awards range from 25% to 100% tuition remission. All admitted applicants are automatically under scholarship consideration; there is no separate application process.  

When making scholarship decisions, the College of Law reviews each admitted applicant’s full profile in the context of that application cycle’s admitted applicant pool. Admitted students are typically notified of any scholarships awarded to them at the time of acceptance; however, timing may vary in some cases.  

The College of Law operates from a scholarship budget and allocates awards accordingly. Scholarships are limited in number, so not all admitted applicants will receive an offer. 

Dean's Scholars Program 

Early Decision applicants with an LSAT profile and cumulative undergraduate GPA exceeding the College of Law's top quartile academic credentials are encouraged to apply for the Dean's Scholars Program. Early Decision applicants not applying to the Dean's Scholars Program are still under consideration for Bruin Scholarships. 

Bell Tower Scholars Program 

Alternative Academic Evaluation (AAE) applicants with a cumulative undergraduate GPA exceeding the College of Law's median are encouraged to apply for the Bell Tower Scholars Program. AAE applicants are not eligible for Bruin Scholarships. 

Financial Aid

Pell grants are not available to law students; however, law students may apply for Federal Loans (Direct and Direct PLUS). A maximum of $20,500 is available in Direct loans, and students may fund the remaining cost of attendance with Direct PLUS loans.

Belmont's School Code is 003479.

Federal Student Aid for Law School: Steps to Take

  1. Fill out the FAFSA as soon as possible. Submitting your FAFSA in a timely manner allows you to learn about any Direct Unsubsidized Loans you have qualified for. The FAFSA for 2020-2021 is available now.
  2. If you are a graduate or professional student, you can borrow up to $20,500 each year in Direct Unsubsidized Loans. Learn more.
  3. Be sure that you also apply for a Direct PLUS Loan if you will need to borrow more than $20,500 annually.  
  4. Completing your Direct Plus Loan Application is a separate step, in addition to completing your FAFSA. This application will become available at the beginning of April 2020, and will be due by the end of June 2020.

Read through this helpful PDF entitled Federal Student Loans: Basics for Students for more information.

Qualifying veterans may be eligible for the GI Bill or the Yellow Ribbon Program.