Financing Your Legal Education

Financial Education
This guide will walk you through some important information about financing your legal education and finding the right school for you. It addresses questions you should be asking before, during and after law school, and offers tools to help you make informed financial decisions every step of the way. It also includes links to other helpful resources and our AccessConnex tool.

Financing Your Legal Education

Pursuing a legal education is a significant life decision, and the investment in this degree extends beyond the three (or four) years you are enrolled.

From a financial perspective, your investment includes not only tuition and fees and living expenses each year of school but also the costs associated with applying to law school, as well as those needed to obtain a license to practice law.

It’s essential to be well-informed about your options and to get your finances in order before you apply to law school. You have a lot of control over this investment — how hard you work, how much you study, how much you participate in class — all leading to a successful academic career. You also determine how much you will borrow to pay for that education, and in turn, how much you will have to repay – leading to a successful financial future.

Remember, you’re in control of your finances. The less you spend, the less you have to borrow — and the less you have to repay.